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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.

Frozen stiff: the quackery of cryonics
1 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: cryogenics, cryonics, immortality, transhumanism
A 14-year-old British girl dying of cancer recently won a court battle to be cryogenically frozen.

Hitler's relgion
30 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
He was neither a Christian nor an occultist

The inhumanity of euthanasia in Belgium
30 Nov 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
This brilliant short documentary explains why euthanasia abandons patients.

Netherlands offers euthanasia for alcoholics
28 Nov 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: alcoholism, euthanasia, Netherlands
It's certainly less bother than a 12-step program in Alcoholics Anonymous

Hurt feelings
28 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  

This grossly offensive video has been banned in France. Watch it if you dare
28 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Why? It features happy Down syndrome children

Religious persecution in the West
23 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It exists and it seems to be growing

Selling off the family silver
22 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The rise of post-truth politics

Clueless, still?
16 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The New York Times continues to barrage the President-elect with negative stories

Various kinds of earthquakes
15 Nov 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
What governments do best.

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