Today I learned that Linguistics is not a science :)
What if the subjects aren't human?
@Nathan - so I've already run into a couple of examples of Fields where I feel like examples don't make sense, or could be construed to be under a different Skills envelope. For example in my first pass over the packages, I just don't feel the Vulcan Traits Mind Meld nor Nerve Pinch make sense to be based off the Science Skill. Linked to the Reasoning Attribute, sure! But linking it to the Science Skill is like saying Spock would have a "better" Nerve Pinch than Tuvok.
If a normal Melee attack is rolled using Bravery+Security, would not the Trait be better reflected by allowing the use of Reasoning+Security? Therefore it gives the typical Vulcan, who might have a better Reasoning attribute than Bravery, a better combat option.
And Mind-Meld I feel like should fall under various skills depending on usage, much like the social tests because in a way it really is a social skill. Are you using it to communicate memories or ideas? Command. Ditto interrogating an unwilling participant. Using it to calm a panicked comrade or help someone suffering "psionic" effects? That to me says Medicine. Using it with Science to me would be a situation like where Spock used it to explore some unknown, like the Horta or V'ger.
Of course, the universal translator makes that a Simple task.