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No such thing as “Data science” - just a fancy term for trade school computer skills. Thats why.



> No such thing as “Data science” - just a fancy term for trade school computer skills. Thats why.

Relevant xkcd: https://xkcd.com/435/

Or as my friend put it: everything is just a trivial special case of either mathematics or physics. ;-)


True :) I know the strip. tbh I just felt like trolling the insecure “data hackers” crowd. Looking at downvotes: I think it worked.


Fun xkcd, but mathematics does not belong on a continuum of the scientific disciplines, all of which seek to describe nature.

"Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Kronecker

Verbose, highly literal translation: "Loving God created the absolute integers; all else is the work of humanity."




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