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.

Assisted dying can be “inhumane”, experts claim
1 Mar 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: anaesthetics, assisted dying, capital punishment, euthanasia
Some patients can take a week to die

It’s too early to gloat over Pell’s conviction
1 Mar 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Catholic morality, George Pell
For some pundits, the recent trial has also convicted Christian sexual morality

How to win arguments when you haven’t a leg to stand on
27 Feb 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, Twitter, Twitter mobs
Advice from Arthur Schopenhauer, our nominee as official philosopher of the internet

Cardinal Pell felled by abuse claims – but are they credible?
26 Feb 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, child sex abuse, George Pell, sexual abuse
There is more than enough reason to believe that he has not received a fair trial

I’m from the government and I want to help your gender dysphoric kid. Parents, butt out!
25 Feb 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bioethics, parental rights, transgender
Bioethicists think that the state ought to step in if parents refuse to allow puberty-blockers

Let the ISIS brides return home
22 Feb 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: citizenship, ISIS
Nations must accept responsibility for their citizens, however bad or dangerous they are

Transgender kids: no, it’s not settled science!
21 Feb 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgenderism
Check out this great article in Medscape

Tunnel vision at the New York Times
20 Feb 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, New York Times
We compared editorials in 1969 and 2019. What we found will surprise you.

The PR machine which is defaming the Vatican
18 Feb 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: homosexuality, Vatican
A British publisher stands to make a motza from a book claiming that 80% of Vatican clerics are gay

Is most of the Vatican gay?
18 Feb 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A huge publicity campaign says Yes.

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