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.

Death by Christmas in WA
9 Dec 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Can happy homes outweigh the unhappy euthanasia news out of West Australia?

Why the West is WEIRD
3 Dec 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, individualism, WEIRD societies
Is Christianity responsible for our hyper-individualistic society?

Blinded by social justice?
27 Nov 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: Australia, LGBT rights, social justice, Westpac
One of Australia's leading banks is in hot water over money-laundering

Self-pity: the hidden root of transgender rage
27 Nov 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: self-pity, transgender
A famous American economist tries to justify a sex change

Are ‘designer babies’ possible? Researchers say No
25 Nov 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: designer babies, IVF
If you want to maximize your baby’s IQ or height, forget it

What’s behind the nursing home disaster?
14 Nov 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: aged care, Australia, elder abuse
Australian aged care is in crisis

Major gaps persist in knowledge of the practice of assisted suicide and euthanasia
12 Nov 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
The devil is in the detail

Shared responsibilities
5 Nov 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Innocence is not based on sex

Will the threat of lawsuits rein in gender dysphoria doctors?
5 Nov 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: frontal lobotomies, medical disasters, transgenderism
Australian lawyers foresee class action suits

The crumbling house of bioethics
5 Nov 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics
The experts are engaged in a civil war about the principles of their own discipline

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