The significance of touching

I was thinking about how Dogen told Sayid that if Locke spoke to him it was all over and how Flocke spoke almost before Sayid noticed him. Sayid did try to kill Flocke, which didn't work. This got me wondering about the truth of Dogen's statement. Was Dogen exaggerating rather than lying? Maybe it's the touch from Flocke that causes a person to be irrevocably LOST.

In the Bible, God told Adam not to eat from the tree of knowledge, but Adam told Eve that God said not to touch it. He exaggerated, probably thinking if she never touched it, she wouldn't have an opportunity to eat it. I am just wondering if something like that happened with Dogen and Sayid.

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