Kenji Gerhardt

Columbus, OH, United States

About Kenji

I'm passionate about

Wrestling

Comments & conversations

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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted over 2 years ago
why does the government have all the power and the people have none
Cynical and incomplete. In order for a society to function civilly, action must be taken in a civil manner. Voting is currently the best facilitator of civil actions humans possess. While I agree that the current system in the U.S. is flawed in many regards and needs change, complete revolution is unnecessary, unintelligent, and unlikely to succeed. Some laws are flawed. The best way to deal with those laws is not to break them, but rather to support coalition and activism against that law. In other words, vote.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
Since oxytocin can influence trust, is it possible to use it for manipulation? Can "the moral molecule" be used for immoral purposes?
He talked about the classic con in which the thieves use oxytocin to scam the store clerk. Morality is simply the way in which we guide our actions; different morals can produce a situation in which one person does something morally right for them, but morally wrong for another. Don't assume the world must operate according to your beliefs.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
Technically Speaking about Religion and Gay Marriage
Personally, I've always noticed the strongest tendency of religion is to be most active in putting down whatever would bring the largest number of people happiness in the shortest amount of time. However, in today's world, marriage is a legal institution, not a religious one. Because of that, it is a matter of state. Church and state need to be separate, and religions should ,therefore, have absolutely no influence on whether gays can marry or not.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
Morality is better informed by science than it is by religion
I feel there is a third way to inform morality that should take place over generalized concepts: experience. For as much as we hear in childhood about "don't judge others until you walk a mile in their shoes," "treat others how you want to be treated" etc., it's hard to understand why we don't apply any of that to the adult world. Morals that are based on experiencing being treated poorly by someone with a lack of moral sense are well informed and generally worth listening to. As for things that one would rather not ever experience, experience can also inform those morals. If you wouldn't ever want it to happen to you, it's probably morally wrong. If it's similar to an experience that was negative and you have a moral opposition to someone else experiencing what you did, it's probably morally wrong.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
An atheist is still in a theist paradigm.
I'm going to take this the other way. I feel that categorizing yourself according to certain understood characteristics is a rationally driven way of thinking that fits in with a scientific, modern paradigm. In your way of viewing things, Isaac, you say that people identify themselves by their connections to other, well understood concepts and ideas such as religion. This is much the same as elements are recognized by consistent properties and characteristics. I think the way you, and most people besides you, view yourself through a very non-religious lenses that is logical and very human in nature. You just identify yourself using religion as a characteristic that others can understand and grasp. In other words, your "theist paradigm" for people is just rational thought for classifying others that starts at a logical endpoint, your self identification, rather than a starting point, characteristics that describe you.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
What are some ideas for continuing education after High School?
I've started a conversation on education within HS, but frankly career experience is a primary factor. I intend to take a year after high school to do several internships in fields that I am interested in to see if I have a true passion in any one of them before I go to college and decide on classes that are expensive and vastly time consuming. College is (sadly) just too expensive today to go to for the sake of finding a passion. It's for pursuing in the most efficient way possible whatever specific field you have chosen.
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Kenji Gerhardt
Posted about 3 years ago
In your experience, what was the difference between a 'good' nurse or a 'bad' nurse?
A good nurse is the one who listens to the doctor and doesn't try to do more than they are trained to do. Frankly, bedside manner, comforting, and emotional skill are very secondary in my opinion. The nurses who are best at their job are the ones with the best skill sets that don't try to do a doctor's job, not he ones that can convince you they have the best skill sets or make you think that they are equal to doctors in training or expertise.