Ranked: What Makes Science A Science?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: What Makes Science A Science?


Science, a never ending quest of trial after trial.  This is a list of books that describe how do go about doing and thinking about science. 


    1. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
    2. If Ignorance Is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic by Fred Leavitt
    3. Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society by Jim Manzi
    4. Science Fictions: The Epidemic of Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie
    5. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    6. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
    7. Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters by Steven Pinker
    8. The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
    9. Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by Peter Godfrey-Smith
    10. The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
    11. Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math by Joseph Mazur
    12. The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society by Debra Soh
    13. Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
    14. The Evolution of Physics: From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta by Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld
    15. In Search of Schr√∂dinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality by John Gribbin
    16. The Arch of Knowledge: An Introductory Study of the History of the Philosophy and Methodology of Science by David Oldroyd