Edge sciences are emerging sciences, referring to fields not easily categorized into conventional areas of study. While the edge sciences have existed for decades, stigma largely prevented public scientific inquiry. Serious academics, experiencers, researchers, and scientists, have traditionally been marginalized, even publicly humiliated and shamed, for the audacity to explore these topics scientifically in a public way.
Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) are the most recognizable of the edge sciences, but others, including parapsychology and consciousness studies, are all worthy of exploration. As these areas of investigation continue to emerge, the resultant findings of these inquiries may profoundly affect everything from energy production to travel and how we view ourselves to how we live our lives. These underserved areas of thoughtful and consequential research deserve professional representation to help navigate the Wild West of these subjects—no easy task.