Nike is actually making the MAG shoes from Back To The Future II Nike is auctioning off 1,500 pairs of NIKE MAGS, as featured in the movie 'Back to the Future II,' with net proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation Image Gallery (5 images) Well, you may have heard rumblings about hints made at a mysterious press event that just took place in Los Angeles, but now it's official: Nike will be auctioning off 1,500 pairs of NIKE MAG high-top sneakers, just like the ones worn in the year 2015 by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future II. While it isn't clear if the shoes automatically fit themselves to the wearer's feet (as Marty McFly's did), they are at the very least exact visual replicas of the kicks from the movie. View all Starting today at 8:30PM PST, 150 pairs of the shoes will go up for auction daily on eBay's Fashion Vault. The shoes themselves have the same contours as the original pair, along with those shoes' glowing LED panel and electroluminescent NIKE logo in the strap. Source: Nike. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French Jesuit priest trained as a paleontologist and a philosopher, and was present at the discovery of Peking Man. He is also noted as a prominent mystic of the Catholic Church. Quotes Receive, O Lord, in its totality the Host which creation, drawn by your magnetism, presents to you at the dawn of a new day. I am far from denying the destructive and disintegrating forces of passion. The Phenomenon of Man (1955) Le Phénomène Humain (1955) We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.Paraphrased variant: We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. The Divine Milieu (1960) The world can no more have two summits than a circumference can have two centres. All the communions of a life-time are one communion. Quotes about Chardin Man occupies a special place in the Cartesian scheme. External links
Scientific publishing: Peer review, unmasked : Nature To read this story in full you will need to login or make a payment (see right). Nature 416, 258-260 (21 March 2002) | doi:10.1038/416258a Scientific publishing: Peer review, unmasked Trisha Gura1 Top of page Abstract The editorial review of scientific papers usually takes place behind closed doors, but could the process be improved by opening it up for all to see? You have written an interesting but provocative paper that is likely to stir up debate. I want to purchase this article Price: $18 In order to purchase this article you must be a registered user. Personal subscribers to Nature can view articles published from 1997 to the current issue.
markknoller: Bloomberg said he'll be ta... 19: Abraham Keteltas, GOD ARISING AND PLEADING HIS PEOPLE'S CAUSE - Political Sermons of the American Founding Era. Vol. 1 (1730-1788) Edition: current; Page: [i] Chronology: 1688–1773↩ Edition: current; Page:  Benjamin Colman Edition: current; Page:  Benjamin Colman (1673–1747). The sermon reprinted here was preached at the Thursday Lecture in Boston on August 13, 1730. Edition: current; Page:  Edition: current; Page: Edition: current; Page:  For the Pillars of the Earth are the Lord’s, and He hath set the World upon them. 1 Sam. ii. 8. The words are part of a raptrous and heavenly song, utter’d by a devout, inspir’d and transported mother in Israel, upon a great and joyful occasion. Samuel, the rare and wonderful son of inspir’d Hannah, never outspake his lovely mother in any of his prayers or acts of praise. Great things are here said of God, and of his government, in the families and kingdoms of men; and such wise and just observations are made, as are worthy of deep contemplation by the greatest and best of men. In the praises of these she joys and triumphs, her heart was exalted and her mouth enlarged. 1.
Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science | Science Fifty years ago this month, one of the most influential books of the 20th century was published by the University of Chicago Press. Many if not most lay people have probably never heard of its author, Thomas Kuhn, or of his book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, but their thinking has almost certainly been influenced by his ideas. The litmus test is whether you've ever heard or used the term "paradigm shift", which is probably the most used – and abused – term in contemporary discussions of organisational change and intellectual progress. A Google search for it returns more than 10 million hits, for example. And it currently turns up inside no fewer than 18,300 of the books marketed by Amazon. The real measure of Kuhn's importance, however, lies not in the infectiousness of one of his concepts but in the fact that he singlehandedly changed the way we think about mankind's most organised attempt to understand the world.
The Residents The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. The first official release under the name of Meet The Residents was in 1974, and the group has since released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Pioneers in exploring the potential of CD-ROM and similar technologies, The Residents have won several awards for their multimedia projects. Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art output. Its albums generally fall into two categories: deconstructions of Western popular music, or complex conceptual pieces, composed around a theme, theory or plot. History Origins The Residents hail from Shreveport, Louisiana, where they met in high school in the 1960s. 1972–1980: Album era
Thomas Jefferson Biography Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Synopsis Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. Early Life Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was born on April 13, 1743, at the Shadwell plantation located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia -- near the western edge of Great Britain's American Empire. Jefferson was born into one of the most prominent families of Virginia's planter elite. As a boy, Thomas Jefferson's favorite pastimes were playing in the woods, practicing the violin and reading. In 1760, having learned all he could from Maury, Jefferson left home to attend the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia's capital. After three years at William and Mary, Jefferson decided to read law under Wythe, one of the preeminent lawyers of the American colonies. Videos
Forer Personality Test Mephistopheles MEPHISTO_PHILES in the 1527 Praxis Magia Faustiana, attributed to Faust. Mephistopheles (/ˌmɛfɪˈstɒfɪˌliːz/, German pronunciation: [mefɪˈstɔfɛlɛs]; also Mephistophilus, Mephistophilis, Mephostopheles, Mephisto, Mephastophilis and variants) is a demon featured in German folklore. He originally appeared in literature as the demon in the Faust legend, and he has since appeared in other works as a stock character version of the Devil. In the Faust legend The name is associated with the Faust legend of a scholar — based on the historical Johann Georg Faust — who wagers his soul with the Devil. The name appears in the late 16th century Faust chapbooks. From the chapbook, the name enters Faustian literature and is also used by authors from Marlowe down to Goethe. Outside the Faust legend Shakespeare mentions "Mephistophilus" in the Merry Wives of Windsor (Act1, Sc1, line 128), and by the 17th century the name became independent of the Faust legend. References Bibliography
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ECOSOC Resolution 2007/25: Support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations (26 July 2007) The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 3 January 1976. It commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) to the Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories and individuals, including labour rights and the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living. As of 2014, the Covenant had 162 parties. A further seven countries, including the United States of America, had signed but not yet ratified the Covenant. The Covenant is monitored by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Genesis Summary Part 3 (Articles 6 – 15) lists the rights themselves.
Relatively Interesting Astrology and Horoscopes Debunked Over 2300 years ago, the Babylonians came up with the idea that the gods lived among the stars and other celestial objects, and were able to impose their will on humanity by controlling the destinies of individuals and nations alike. The Babylonians divided the sky into 12 “slices”: which we now know as the signs of the zodiac… Taurus, Pisces, etc. There are many variations of astrology, but they are all founded upon the idea that celestial objects can influence a person’s personality and destiny. Today, according to a Gallup poll, 25% of American believes in Astrology. Subjective Validation and the Forer Effect “Subjective validation” occurs when two unrelated or random events are perceived to be related because a belief, expectancy, or hypothesis demands a relationship. The concept of subjective validation was put to the test in 1948 by psychologist Bertram R. The analysis presented to the students was as follows: You have a great need for other people to like and admire you. The trick?