Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.



I Am Jazz
20 Apr 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A doctor reviews the popular picture book for youngsters


Religion boosts teenagers’ grades
19 Apr 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: atheism, education, religiosity, teenagers
Observant students tend to be more conscientious and cooperative


Assisted suicide has slow take-up in DC
19 Apr 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Washington DC
Only two doctors have signed up and no patients have died


Good news from West Africa
18 Apr 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
An outbreak of democracy


Israel Folau: icon of democracy
17 Apr 2018 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Christianophobia, homosexuality, Israel Folau, political correctness
A brilliant rugby star is in hot water over his views on homosexuality


Our paradoxical attitude toward privacy
16 Apr 2018 | CONNIPTIONS |  
What are the responsibilities of us users?


How do the Dutch respond to euthanasia requests from the intellectually disabled?
16 Apr 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, disability, euthanasia, Netherlands
Not with great insight or sensitivity, according to a recent study


The Facebook paradox
16 Apr 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, privacy, right to privacy
Why do we give away our privacy on the internet and still insist that it is the foundation of important rights?


Hawaii legalises assisted suicide
10 Apr 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, hawaii
It becomes the seventh US jurisdiction to do so.


NY Times columnist peddles conspiracy theory about Pope Francis
6 Apr 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Amoris Laetitia, book review, Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Ross Douthat
Ross Douthat fails to understand the Pope and fails to understand the Church.


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