As of 25 May 2015, skeptics.se is not considered in the science section of Stack Exchange:
Don't you think it ought to be?
(This topic has been already brought to meta.stackexchange.com)
Skeptics.SE simply applies principles of good journalistic accuracy to a wide range of topics. We follow the evidence, and attempt to present the best of it contextualized within the entire body of research, but answers cannot do original research. So, we are not doing scientific scepticism. Also, scientific topics have no special status above other topics on this site.
I disagree: Skeptics is not about science. It covers a lot of topics. Sure, many of these topics are science, but there are also many that aren't. Out of the top 36 tags, at a glance, only half are related to science.
More importantly, Skeptics.SE rejects a pure scientific approach. A pure scientific approach is explicitly off-topic on Skeptics.SE: “I did the experiment and it shows that …” or “Here's the proof: …” are not appropriate answers here. In order to be appropriate, these answers would have to contain “… and I published my results in this peer-reviewed paper”. The clincher that makes an answer acceptable on Skeptics.SE is citations, i.e. arguments from authority. Arguments from authority are irrelevant to science in itself, they are only relevant (and of course very important) to the process of discovering science. If a peer-reviewed paper states something that is contradicted by an experiment or by logic, that makes this paper bad science. The world doesn't care that the paper has been accepted.
Sure, it is often expected that the authorities cited here would apply a scientific method, but the science is not happening here.
Given that Skeptics.SE works on a social basis — it's about finding citations — the proper category would be one that encompasses social topics, together with other applied sociology sites: Politics, Academia, Workplace, Community Building, etc.
Is 'History' a science?
Skeptics include 400 history topics, nearly 200 politics topics, more than 100 law questions, 400 not-exactly-scientific topics about the united-states, nearly 200 economics questions (economics is defined as a "social science"); plus 100s of other topics about crime, movies, news, sport, military, government, etc.
FYI the data in this answer might be misleading (cherry-picked). In fact our most popular tags are:
Although we don't really strictly fit anywhere, I think we fit better under "Science", Our most popular tags are:
Quoting moderator Sklivvz:
Our site fit many categories at an abstract level.
Science, because it overlaps with:
Life and arts, because it overlaps with:
Culture, because it overlaps with:
Of all the categories where it could fit, Culture is unfortunately the least overlapping and science is the most overlapping.
On this website, we strictly practice:
questioning whether claims are supported by empirical research and have reproducibility, as part of a methodological norm pursuing "the extension of certified knowledge"
Though, we're not really a science website, I'm suggesting moving our site to the science section since we overlap with most of the topics there.