In what seems stranger than science fiction or the South Park episode with the mad scientist creating new life forms — and certainly far creepier — the British Parliament has given its approval for the creation of animal-human embryos for research.   As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up.

From the Associated Press:

The process involves injecting an empty cow or rabbit egg with human DNA. A burst of electricity then is used to trick the egg into dividing regularly, so that it becomes a very early embryo, from which stem cells can be extracted.

(Read more here in the AP article, "UK lawmakers approve embryo research.")

Who needs human cloning when you can have CowMan or RabbitMan?