Thought-Provoking Science Books

A Listmania! list by jason_m "jason_m" (Ontario, Canada)
The list author says: "I've read many books on science - physics in particular. What I look for is novelty, ingenuity, and science that it at the cutting-edge. Here is a list of books that absolutely blew me away. (Note that almost all of these books don't require much of a science background to be appreciated.)"
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
1.  The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin
The list author says:
  "Another excellent, thought-provoking physics book by Lee Smolin."
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The Life of the Cosmos
2.  The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin
The list author says:
  "Novel theory based on the notion that universes could be created from black holes."
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The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications
3.  The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications by David Deutsch
The list author says:
  "Controversial, to say the least (proposes a new interpretation of quantum physics - amongst other things).  Also, extremely thought-provoking."
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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Popular Science)
4.  The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Popular Science) by Roger Penrose
The list author says:
  "A classic.  Details the feasibility of modern AI."
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Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Science Masters)
5.  Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Science Masters) by Lee Smolin
The list author says:
  "This book explains how string theory and loop quantum gravity can be connected as well as how space might exist as discrete units."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
6.  The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World by Paul Davies
The list author says:
  "A philosophical diversion into physics."
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New Theories of Everything
7.  New Theories of Everything by John D. Barrow
The list author says:
  "Physics going on "meta-physics" going on metaphysics."
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Albert Einstein's theory of gravity is generally explained in a wrong way 5 May 2, 2013
String theory: Is it good science or bad philosophy? 0 Jun 11, 2012
Albert Einstein's theory of gravity is generally explained in a wrong way 0 Feb 16, 2011
This is a steal! Get it! Read it! Love it! 0 Oct 17, 2009
Smolin book's file damaged or hacked so that (as of 29 sept) it no longer shows up on physics bestseller list 0 Sep 30, 2007
Future of Physics 6 Sep 7, 2007
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