What Is The Hand & Stars
We are a society dedicated to human progress by advancing scientific knowledge and technology.
We do not seek notoriety because over many years’ time, we’ve found that our work is best conducted quietly and discreetly.
Through the ages, some of the greatest names of science— Archimedes, DaVinci, Newton, Franklin, Edison—are alleged to have belonged.
Those are rumors we shall neither confirm nor deny in this forum.
Suffice to say that the society’s treasury of knowledge is reserved for members only.
For the interested, we will share the meaning of our symbology:
The fingers of the hand represent individuals and their works. The hand itself joined the fingers together and demonstrated that efforts are more powerful than singular works. It also represented knowledge “handed down” from one generation to the next.
Classically, the number five represented vitality, enjoyment, creativity, invention, and possibility—keys to scientific inquiry. The stars were seen as gifts of scientific knowledge—dazzling, illuminating, always within sight, challenging humankind to reach out to them.