Michael Cook's Blog

Michael Cook's Blog

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

If kids can’t cross streets safely, why do we offer them sex changes?

The latest research by developmental psychologists shows that American children are not competent at crossing busy streets until they are at least 14.

How I Caught Pope Francis Sharing Fake News

A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.

Deconstructing a Viral Pro Gay Marriage Commercial

Are there a few details that undermine the “marriage equality” theme?

Gender-Affirming Bathroom Policies ‘Quackery,’ Medical Experts Say

Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children.

Catholic Church in Australia Rocked by Sex Abuse Report

The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

Harry Frankfurt's minor classic sheds light on the Trump phenomenon.