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Right now, we have a tag called [theorics].

"Theorics" is kind of a dubious word. I've never heard the word used anywhere but this very site. Wiktionary says that the word is "obsolete". Google Ngram Viewer shows that the word "theory" is over one hundred thousand times as common as "theorics".

Should we change it to "theory" or something?

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I like theory.

I recently made a post and was highly surprised to find out that "theory" wasn't a tag option. I have never heard of the word "theorics" before in my life and only found it by looking at the list of tags. Edit: I didn’t even realize it was “theorics,” I thought it was “theoretics” which sounds more like a word to me.

Speaking as a native English speaker whose degrees are in math and philosophy I feel quite inclined to say that a word for “theory” that I’ve never heard in my life is unlikely to be widely known :P

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    $\begingroup$ Theory would definitely be the optimal replacement. $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Sep 7 '18 at 2:08
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. In fact, somehow we have only a "theorics" tag (not "theoretics", really "theorics"), and no tag for "theory" at all! $\endgroup$ – John Doucette Sep 8 '18 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnDoucette &Stella I almost wonder if we need a "theoretical" tag in addition to "theory". (Theory for the serious scientific, and theoretical for the popular questions on subjects such as "AI takeover". Semi-serious here;) $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Sep 16 '18 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ @DukeZhou I really like the "AI-mythology" tag for things like "AI takeover", and it's already around. $\endgroup$ – John Doucette Sep 17 '18 at 1:17
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Yeah, changing it to "theory" sounds good to me.

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