October 30, 2006

Top ten books

I need to work on this list a bit more:

  1. Tao is silent (Raymond Smullyan)
  2. Mind's I (Hofstadter and Dennett)
  3. Godel, Escher, Bach (Hofstadter)
  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig)
  5. Good and Real (Gary L. Drescher)
  6. Cosmos (Carl Sagan)
  7. A History of Pi (Beckmann)
  8. Skeptics and True Believers
  9. The Social Brain (Gazzaniga)
  10. On Intelligence (Jeff Hawkins)
  11. A Different Universe (Laughlin)
  12. The Naked Ape (Desmond Morris)
  13. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Abelson and Sussman)
  14. One two three ... infinity (George Gamow)
  15. Notes from underground (Dostoyevsky)
  16. Sparse distributed memory (Kanerva)
  17. Society of mind (Minsky)
  18. The limits of mathematics (Chaitin)
  19. The age of intelligent machines (Kurzweil)
  20. Skunk works (Rich and Janos)
  21. The making of the atomic bomb (Rhodes)
  22. The case for mars (Zubrin)
  23. Night comes to the cretaceous (Powell)
  24. Genome (Ridley)
  25. Probability Theory (Jaynes)

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