I've been keeping my eye on the science tag for the last couple of months. It has something of an odd history; at first, it was applied to questions about how a society treats, thinks of, and carries out science. An example of such a question is Why would magic and science be split?.
The problem is, lately (meaning the last few questions which have used it) it seems to be misapplied, used in lieu of the science-based tag. I considered adding it as a synonym, but I thought that the three or so questions that used it as it was originally intended used it well. On the other hand, that's a really small number of questions!
What do we think? Should we synonymize it with science-based and remove it from these three questions, let it be, or do something else entirely?
For what it's worth, I feel that science-fiction is being similarly severely misapplied (i.e. being used where science-based should be), which is indicative of the same problem - which is why I've brought the issue up on meta. Any thoughts on that - and, more importantly, how to fix that - are also welcome.
For questions that require answers based in hard science, not magic or pseudo-science, but do not require scientific citations. Consider alternatively the hard-science and reality-check tags. Avoid using this tag as the only tag on a question.
For questions relating to worlds with a setting of common science-fiction.
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