Eye on science

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

Cartoonists have recently had plenty of science fare. Dogged South Korean researchers finally cloned a hound. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's first stem cell position evolved, preserving the sanctity of his political life. NASA's skywalking rocket scientists carefully separated cloth from tile, baling wire from chewing gum, and debate was reignited over manned space flight. (Are today's astronauts discoverers or mere political skylab rats?) Almost lost in space news was the discovery of a whole new planet, first named 2003 VB-12, then upgraded to the slightly catchier "Sedna." President Bush talked up "intelligent design" theories, leaving Darwinians to posit: What planet is he from?

— Joel Pett

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