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LOST Theories So you think you know some secrets of the island? Maybe you can explain everything. If it's original and you can back it up, we'd love to hear it.

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Old 11-08-06, 08:16 PM   #741
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Re: + Official Numbers thread (aka How 'bout them numbers!!!)

so if the numbers were just a red herring..

why the use of them in the blast door map ?

why square them ?

we saw the first three numbers squared, and the BDM thread has some pretty logical connections to electromagnetism and maxwellian like equations etc..

what was all that about then ?

I for one, dont beleive this core value crap.

I think its a temporary answer for a much larger yet connected idealogy, most likely concerning geometry, physics and electromagnetism.

I cannot beleive they were simply a red herring.

people were right about me, I had too much invested in the numbers and a science being behind them.


it was not a snipe hunt imo.
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Old 11-09-06, 12:52 AM   #742
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I have posted it* several times, and am tired of doing so. People will see, or not see, that which they wish.

* not of my creation by the way, so I have no vested interest in it.

As for the significance of the numbers, you are right that this, ultimately, is the only issue. An answer has been given. Someone has pointed out that it is not satisfying, and I agree. But it is what it is.

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Would you care to post it again? Or is that beyond you?

Are you referring to the TLE?
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Old 11-09-06, 03:54 AM   #743
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Old 11-09-06, 04:52 AM   #744
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So lets get this straight: you have not read it, but have an opinion, and so long as whatever show treatment The Numbers get squares with your particular view of the universe, its OK by you, but I can't argue against you, because then I would have to talk about the stuff you haven't read, and you don't want to know about in the first place.
Weird, but no. I've watched every second of the show, and I think the numbers are a red herring. I've thought that and posted that for a long time, and I've defended it often.

I have no problem with some of Lost's mysteries, like the numbers, being red herrings. I consider identifying the red herrings part of the fun of analyzing the show, and from what I've read (no spoilers of course), it seems my opinion of the numbers as red herrings is correct. I don't think the values of the numbers matter. As if changing the 8 to a 9 would invalidate the show.

And from the context I read here, the ARG explanation seems to be an after-the-fact, ad-hoc response to the fan's dissatisfaction with the red herring explanation. I'm fine with that.
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Old 11-09-06, 06:13 AM   #745
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And from the context I read here, the ARG explanation seems to be an after-the-fact, ad-hoc response to the fans' dissatisfaction with the red herring explanation.
I'd certainly go along with the premise that the ARG explanation was an after-the-fact, ad-hoc idea, but I'm not sure it was entirely a response to quell fans' dissatisfaction with the red-herring explanation.

I wonder if they spent all of S1 trying to come up with a meaningful explanation, the writing team formulated a 'cool' idea and, now in possession of that idea, found the show had become an usuitable vehicle within which to script it. Eager not to let their idea fizzle away, they found the coincidental timing of TLE an appropriate outlet and, coupled with a desire to try and resolve the growing dissastisfaction amongst the fans caused by the lack of any explanation, they eventually released it through the later ARG.

So it was definitely an after-the-fact idea, but I'm guessing a sense of writers' posturing was also a motivation behind releasing it.
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Old 11-09-06, 02:19 PM   #746
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No, Danakin, what you said was this:

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I think they have abandoned the numbers. The hotel room was 729.

It is over. No mystery.
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My fleeting guess about the numbers would be that they were simply arbitrary numbers picked in order to convey a sense of connectedness between the characters on the island and the events that led up to their violent crashing together on the Island. I wouldn't be suprised to see the numbers remain a real mystery up until the final episodes of the final season, as it wouldn't really make sense to unveil them before things become clear to our heroes.
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No, Danakin, what you said was this:



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