Hold this thought: ‘There are big lies, damn big lies and big data science’.
Statistics is a science. Some argue that it is the oldest of sciences. It can be traced back in history to the days of Augustus Caesar, and before.
In 1998, Lynn Billard, in a paper that laid out the role of the Statistician and Statistics, wrote that “no science began until man mastered the concepts and arts of counting, measuring, and weighting”.