The only way i can reconcile every argument and debate about Lost is this:
FIRST OF ALL: IT IS JACKS STORY
If you are a man of faith:
the island is "real" in the context of being a "portal" to the afterlife (like the moment where before you die, life flashes before your eyes and thus you are not dead YET), where the "light" is conceived as a source of life, and different "lives" are called reincanations.
If you are man of science (fiction?):
the island is "real" in the context of being a "wormhole" to alternate universes , where the "light" is conceived as Elecromagnetic Energy, and different "lives" are alternate lives in space-time.
WHAT DO YOU think?? --Otare 11:08, May 27, 2010 (UTC)