I don't think you'd get much argument from the data science community that the emerging field involves components of business, technology and statistical science. “Veteran” DS'ers will also note both inquisitive and skeptical dispositions as keys to success in the discipline.

LinkedIn's Monica Rogati observes that data scientists are at the intersection of Columbus and Columbo – “starry eyed explorers and skeptical detectives.” Amazon's John Rauser opines “A healthy dose of skepticism comprises the fourth dimension of the data scientist. If you have a healthy skepticism, you will look as hard for evidence that refutes your thesis as you will for evidence that confirms it.”

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