Statistics is an evolving, growing field. Consider that, at this moment, there are hundreds of scholars working on their graduate degrees in statistics. Each of those scholars must make an original contribution to the field of statistics, either in theory or in application. This is not to mention the statistics faculty and other faculty members in various research fields who are working on the cutting edge of statistical applications. Add to this total the statistical innovators in government, business, the biomedical field, and other organizations. You get the picture.