Charles Babbage. Ninth Bridgwater Treatise. 1838.

Charles Darwin

Voyage of the Beagle. 1839.
Origin of Species. 1859 edition. pdf files.
Descent of Man. 1871.

J.B.S. Haldane Daedalus, or Science and the Future. 1923.

David Hume Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 2006 [1748].

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Marvin Minsky. A Framework for Representing Knowledge 1974.

William Paley. Natural History: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes
of the Deity, Collected from the Appearances of Nature 1802. (~404 pages).
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Bertrand Russell. Icarus, or the Future of Science. 1924.

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