"if they could quickly take out armed US military personnel in the '50s, why couldn't they kill off the early Dharma settlers too? " I quoted this from Tezmata, who clearly said what I 've thinking these days... it seems pretty odd to me, ..why let the D.I bulid around the "summonning room" and the frozen wheel?? any Ideas? I think Horace (the leader of teh D.I.?) made a deal with Richard to make this happen, Richard aceeded because the D.I. could have had some "ccommon interests" along with the others , maybe helping to work out or solve some of the mysteries of the Island?