Evaluative Claim – “multiple concussions could cause serious long-term injury, concussions need time to heal“
This claim can be argued and supported by people with an expertise on the brain and it’s functions.
Ethical or Moral Claim – “some of the Army’s best doctors implied that if soldiers were told they needed arrest after concussions, it was going to usher in an epidemic of fakers, or retired guys claiming disability way after the war“
This claim shows the army’s morals on giving rest after concussions, and asks if soldiers need rest after concussions.
Quantitative or Numerical Claim – “if 25 mph punches to the head cause brain damage, IED blasts that hit at 330 mph probably do too.“
This claim shows specific numbers and has use relying on the fact that those measurements are true.
Factual Claim – “These days, there are MRI’s in theater, assessments after blasts, mandatory rest periods after a concussion.“
This claim is based on the facts of what we have today.
Quantitative or Numerical Claim – “But those reforms came seven years into the Iraq War, after Caleb and a million other soldiers were already home.“
This claim is based on a number that we are meant to take as an estimate.
Factual Claim – “‘There’s good rehabilitation strategies: learn what your deficits are, learn that you’re not going crazy, that you just can’t do what you used to do.’ he says ‘the human brain has an enormous amount of plasticity. New cells are born every day. New connections can be made. The good news is, teleologically speaking, if we didn’t have the ability to recover from brain injury, we’d have ended up as somebody’s breakfast.‘”
This claim is based on facts that are put forward by someone who is knowledgeable in the field.
—This claim is Evaluative, Comparative, a Proposal, Causal, Ethical, and Evaluative again.
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