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I know Sean Sheep has posted a lot about the physics and science re: Lost. I am not meaning to re-hash all that so apologies if that's what this ends up as. I have been wondering about Flocke and the whole water issue. In looking up the relationship of electromagnetism with water, it has something to do with permeability. If I understand it EM is affected by water and so I'm trying to figure out if that is why Flocke must avoid it. Would he lose power? I am trying to come up with a scientific explanation for what's happening and am thinking that The Smoke derives it's energy from the EM. With the real Faraday (Michael) having been so important to discoveries in EM I think it just has to all boil down to what is causing everything on the island. Even the donkey wheel could be explained, if I understood any of what I've read about EM. When a magnetic field is rotated, or the magnet itself, an electric field is created (or something like that). Here's what I've got:
- island full of EM pockets
- DI there to drill and locate EM
- island has healing properties, magnets are used in alternative med
- monstrous storms come out of nowhere - - magnetic fields can influence tides
- the donkey wheel - - could be turning it rotates the polarity of the magnet (I'm stretching here)
- Faraday in Lost, Faraday in real world scientist studying electromagnetism
- water may slow down (? not sure) radio waves and EM influences. MIB can't travel over water. In FST Locke is sprayed by sprinkler(irony)
- magnets have polarity, there's always a north and a south. Lost is all about polarities. Jacob and MIB are the north and south.
Okay, can anyone help me put this all together. I really think the scientific answers to all the craziness on Lost are pointing towards this EM but it has to be explained in a way that those of us, like me, who aren't scientists can understand it.