Our Name


“Hermeneutics” is the least-well understood branch of metaphysics, the one that deals with communication and understanding, in the sense of comprehending. The word derives from the name of the Greek god Hermes, messenger of the gods — the guy with the wings on his feet — also known as “Mercury” to the Romans.

Our corporate mission identifies advancing science and increasing the public understanding of science as our goals. Thus, the “Hermeneutica” role is to spread the message, and Ars Hermeneutica is all about “The Art of Understanding and Communicating” about science.


The image of Hermes is from a Greek vase made about 475 BC. The vase is in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.