Chip Walter

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Chip Walter is an author, journalist, National Geographic grantee, educator, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief with an unusually broad background that spans both science and entertainment. Chip’s fifth book, Immortality, Inc. -- Renegade Scientists, Silicon Valley Gurus and the Future of Cheating Death for National Geographic Books will be available in bookstores everywhere January 7, 2020. His previous four books include–Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived; Thumbs, Toes and Tears – And Other Traits That Make Us Human (Walker –– Bloomsbury Publishing); I’m Working on That with William Shatner (Simon and Schuster); and Space Age for Random House, the companion volume to the primetime PBS series Chip ...more

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Chip Walter I've never had a huge problem with writer's block, but when I slow down, I remind myself that every first draft of my writing is going to be lousy, bu…moreI've never had a huge problem with writer's block, but when I slow down, I remind myself that every first draft of my writing is going to be lousy, but at least after those lousy words are down, I have something I can work with. That makes it much easier for me to weigh in and keep writing. I will never forget Kurt Vonnegut's darkly hilarious description of putting words to paper: "Every time I begin to write," he said, "I feel like an armless legless man with a crayon in my mouth." I remind myself of that, and then get my crayon out and start scribbling.(less)
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Read the memoirs of one of the 20th century's greatest journalists (and cowards) beginning July 15, 2013, with the release of The Misadventures of Ernest Fletcher Quick.

With my publisher's blessing, I'm distributing the book as a serial, sort of like Dickens or Tolstoy, or the old serial movies of the 1930s.

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“Today we are even manipulating the DNA that makes us possible in the first place—a case of evolution evolving new ways to evolve.”
Chip Walter, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

“We are the only primates that can tap our foot or move our body in time with a specific rhythm. It’s wired into us, but not into our chimp or gorilla cousins, which tells us that it is a trait that like language, big toes, and toolmaking evolved sometime over the past seven million years.”
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“Today we are even manipulating the DNA that makes us possible in the first place—a case of evolution evolving new ways to evolve. (Think about that for a moment.)”
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