During my travels through the internet, I found something very interesting relating to the wonderful world of LOST.
Here is a link to a webpage showing the inside of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Scroll about a quarter of the way down to see the picture. There is also a Mayan inscription showing an 8-spoked wheel similiar to the frozen wheel. Large Hadron Collider
For those of you that don't know the LHC is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, intended to collide opposing particle beams. It is expected that it will address the most fundamental questions of physics. The picture you've seen is one of four detectors in the LHC known as ATLAS. ATLAS is used to look for signs of new physics, including the origins of mass and extra dimensions. Notice the similarities between the ATLAS detector and the frozen wheel. Both have 8 spokes and have very similar qualities!!
In LOST we know that turning the frozen wheel will seemingly take you through space and time, possibly these extra dimensions. Also seems to move the island either on it's axis or also through space and time. Some people have asked if the LHC is a stargate device capable of creating wormholes for time traveling beings.
Two commonly asked questions of the Large Hadron Collider: 1.) Are there extra dimensions, as predicted by various models inspired by string theory, and can we detect them? (Original timeline - flash-sideways timeline) 2.) Are electromagnetism, strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force just different manifestations of a single unified force? (the island-Jacob - MIB)
So, I wonder if the writers of the show had the LHC in mind when constructing the wheel and getting into the subject of time-travel? Let me know what you guys think about this, to me it's a very interesting connection.