Professor Manjul Bhargava in his recent interview mentioned “Mathematics is about coming up with your own creative ways to come to that **one right answer**. There’s* not one path* and everybody has their personal path that they can discover and that’s what makes it fun. That’s the adventurous part of mathematics, the creative part of mathematics”

From that perspective I feel Statistics is MORE fun and adventurous because there is ** no “one answer’’** . Develop your own way to arrive at your own solution that fits the data [**Art** of Statistics]. The real question to me is: Can we derive these different levels of answers in a systematic way ? [**Science** of Statistics].

We need to popularize the idea of “**Answer Machine**” recommended by Manny Parzen (more than a decade back) where he mentioned “I believe that the concept of “answer machine” is required to explain what statisticians do. Mathematics finds a definite answer to a problem; statistics provide answer machines, which are formulas that can be adapted to compute and compare answers under varying assumptions”