As a student of philosophy, it's hard not to notice the similarities between a school of philosophy know as Logical Positivism and Vulcan Culture.
See the following definitions:
logical positivism, also called logical empiricism, a philosophical movement that arose in Vienna in the 1920s and was characterized by the view that scientific knowledge is the only kind of factual knowledge and that all traditional metaphysical doctrines are to be rejected as meaningless. (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Logical positivism is a school of philosophy that emerged out of the Vienna Circle in the early 20th century. Its proponents emphasize materialism, empiricism, philosophical naturalism and the scientific method as the highest pursuits of rational thought. The most famous principle of logical positivism is that any statement that is not inherently verifiable is meaningless and can be safely ignored. (Rational Wiki)
The similarities to Vulcan thought are striking (at least to me).
My question: Was Gene Roddenberry officially influence by Logical Positivism and the Vienna Circle when he came up with Spock and Vulcan Culture? Or is it a mere coincidence?