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Main Article Theories about
The DeGroots
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  • The DeGroots are the bodies that were found in the cave, the so-called Adam and Eve.
    • This is unlikely as the timeline does not match up. The DeGroots started their project years after the supposed death of Adam and Eve as indicated by their decay.
  • Even though we know it was the DeGroots who started the DHARMA Initiative, it is possible that they were also the ones behind the Incident.
  • The DeGroots speak Dutch and are the one's who gave Joop his (Dutch) name.
  • The elderly woman who is seen in the first episode in season 3 at the book club might be Karen Degroot.
    • If the DeGroots were in their 30's or late 20's in the 1970s, it would put their age at around 60 years old today.
    • This is assuming, of course, that the DeGroots and the Others are in the same intra-island faction.

Name references

  • Adriaan de Groot was a Dutch chess master and psychologist. In 1946 he wrote his thesis "Thought and choice in chess". The cognitive requirements and the thought processes involved in moving a chess piece. The participants were required to solve a problem correctly under the supervision of an experimenter and represent their thought-processes vocally so that they could be recorded.

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