The history of physical science explains how some of the major physics concepts were discovered. Check out these articles on the history of physics.
We've been observing and experimenting in the name of science for centuries. But when push comes to shove, which inquisitive mind deserves the honors of being humanity's very first scientist?
Who made it possible to light up your home at night? Thomas Edison, right? Yes, but without the work of Nikola Tesla, we would be living in a different world.