haven't heard this one anywhere yet----
In the pilot episode, Jack got up from the jungle and ran to the beach. Was this not the same way that Ana Lucia determined that Goodwin was an Other? Not to say that Jack was ever an Other, but just thinking here---why??????
Who's to say that what we have seen so far in past seasons is not the result of one of these "incidents" that supposedly creates a parallel universe? (Is it actually confirmed that the side-flashes reality is a result of the paradox that results when Jack drops the bomb, or is that just speculation on the website?)
So, if instead of the universe ending when a paradox occurs, like in the Back to the Future world (like Doc Brown told us), why couldn't the Lost world be different? Why couldn't such a paradox create an alternate universe in which the contradicting events are completely negated, and just never happened? About as feasible as anything else, right? Who's to say that our first crash in the pilot episode was not created by some paradoxical event?
Wasn't Farraday trying to explain something about math and portals and equations and other universes/realities? Well, if the equations represented lives (a life?, the life of a whole universe?, ????), and the graphs or axes that these equations were shown on represent a plane or multiple planes of existence, and something happens to create a numeric fallacy (like 5=2 or something, but obviously much more complicated, with multiple constants and variables), something would need to change to manipulate one side of the equation to meet the other side. So, if the 5 is manipulated to equal 2, and the 2 manipulated to equal 5, that would make 2 different equations that need to be fixed, to keep the equation true to itself, thus the bridging the two realities. Well, how might one correct these fallacies or paradoxes? (as we all learned in high school math, equations can all be graphed as a line or a curve, or some shape---which, in this case, would represent a path of life, a path that obviously changes when variables are changed--constants cant be changed) My guess would be by finding the constant---without a constant, a variable is indeterminable. So, if in the side-flashes, when these people eventually find their constants, that might help bridge the 2 realities. What if Farraday's note in his ledger ("Desmond Hume is your constant") was written by a Farraday from another dimension? He did seem pretty confused when he saw that in his book, and didn't seem to be experiencing much memory loss. And, he came back from Ann Arbor with a newfound sense of understanding that he never did explain.
ALL INPUT, CRITICISM, CRITIQUE, AGREEMENT, AND INSULTS ARE APPRECIATED---I UNDERSTAND THAT ITS NOT PRACTICAL FOR THEM TO MAKE THE FINAL ANSWER AND EXPLANATION BE A BUNCH OF MATH THAT MANY PEOPLE DONT KNOW, DONT REMEMBER, DONT CARE, WHATEVER---PEOPLE HATE MATH---BUT IT DOESNT NEED TO BE THE TELL-ALL, JUST TO BE USED AS A BRIDGE OR SEGWAY TO PROGRESS THE PLOT
ps----on the same note (different aspect), we don't know the constant of anybody who is still alive---what if they all have the same constant? or, more realistically, why does it have to be a person? we are led to believe (seems to me anyways), as evidenced by the little house on the prairie scene recently, and throughout the show, that people live on after they die---characters on the show seem to hold onto the artifacts of their lost loved ones' lives, so why can't the constants be Dogen's baseball, Kate's airplane, Jack's dad's shoes, Charlie's piano, Sayid's pic of Nadia (not Nadia), Sawyer's note, etc... Kate didn't go for the suitcase in this new one (didnt she also have a baseball in that old time capsule?), Jack still doesnt have his dad's body (and shoes), Sawyer has no note, so maybe in this one, their "constants" werent presented to them yet, and now the island is not a part of their lives in the same way---the universe has a way of course correcting itself---so what if these characters find their constants in the new reality, eventually leading them to the island ---Sayid has the pic of Nadia, and it has already led him to meet Keamy and Jin
AND---if this does happen somewhat like this, wouldnt it make sense that these people might have been there in another different reality before our season 1? i think some things in the series point to characters and/or their families having been to the island in the past