Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn are two monumental figures of twentieth century philosophy of science. Although Popper and Kuhn have dissimilar approaches as to how science “works”, practicing scientists of today apply their revolutionary ideas. In Popper’s Conjectures and Refutations, the implication is made that science must begin with myth.
Karl Popper’s All Life is Problem Solving is a wonderful collection of his speeches and shorter writings in two parts: Questions of natural science and Thoughts on history and politics. I first discovered Popper through The Open Society and its Enemies, a vehement defence of democracy against totalitarianism.