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25 April 2008 Feeder 1.1 When knowledge of a particular subject or topic is obtained, it is common that one would attempt to investigate and share that knowledge with others. One such topic is gender, and a sub- topic to gender is physiological androgyny or hermaphroditism. However, the reproduction of information can take several different forms – especially when each form has a specific and different audience. While becoming acquainted with the topic of hermaphroditism, I read two articles regarding the subject. One article was found in TIME Magazine , a popular, informative publication. The other article was published within a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, called the Journal of Theoretical Biology (JTB) . While reading the articles, I observed differences and similarities in the manner that each article attempts to reach its audience, as well as the type of evidence used (which predominantly coincided with the respective audience). The article from TIME , “Between The Sexes,” targets the general public, while the article found in JTB , “Hermaphroditism: What’s not to like?,” was written primarily for professionals in the fields of medicine or biology. The similarity in audiences is merely due to the fact that TIME ’s audience is very broad and, therefore, encompasses the professionals JTB regularly reaches. The primary distinction between the two is that JTB ’s audience is not as easily
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