If you’ve followed Jay’s Analysis the last few years, you’ve been aware of my argumentation ad nauseam against scientism, materialism and empiricism. Today I came across a lecture by Tarpley I had not seen that argues many of the same points, but extends the origins of modern scientism back to the Venetians. Included as well are the connections to the intelligence intrigues of the time, up to Bacon, the British empiricists and Bertrand Russell. Readers of my blog will be aware of the suppression of platonic and Theistic worldviews. Here is the basis for that thesis.