How to fertilize a time loop
This is a theory I’m putting together behind the pregnancy issue with mathematical evidence as proof to explain certain aspects of the theory – with all your help we can fill in the gaps and close this out for all eternity. This theory revolves around a particular space/time concept know as the time loop. I will not get into this in detail because it should make sense just by describing it.
The pregnancy issue as described from Lostpedia –
– There appears to be some evidence that women on the Island suffer from a form of degeneration of their reproductive organs
Time period where there was no issue:
– At one point in time babies conceived on the Island were able to be born on the Island with out risk to mother and child (Amy)
Time period when there was a pregnancy issue:
– Babies conceived off the Island can be delivered successfully on the Island (Claire)
– Babies conceived on the Island can be delivered off the Island – (Sun)
– Babies conceived on Island can not be delivered successfully on the Island resulting in mother and babies death (Sabine)
The idea of the theory goes back to an episode called “Not in Portland” where Richard visits Juliet to convince her to join their team to continue her studies. A brief description of their encounter from Lostpedia is below:
“Juliet attends her meeting with Richard Alpert from Mittelos Bioscience, who is presenting a slide show about their facilities in Portland, Oregon, in the hope of recruiting her as a head of department. His pitch of independent funding and research freedom intrigues Juliet, who asks why they are interested in her. Alpert talks about Juliet’s research, specifically the fact that she managed to impregnate a male field mouse; he is clearly impressed with her work. He asks her to examine a slide of a womb CT sequence. Juliet assesses that it is a human womb, and judging by the scan, most likely of a barren patient in her 70s. However, she is told that the woman is in fact just 26 years old, and that she could find out more if she worked with them. .”
The pregnancy issue is a result of an artificial time loop that has been ongoing (until Desmond turned the fail safe key) on the Island for a number of years and started sometime by Dharma after the incident. The time loop gets reset every 108 minutes when a button is pushed in the Swan. After the purge, the time loop continued as the others and Ben were not aware of the Swan station and the fact that the button was being pushed by Desmond.
The womb of the woman shown to Juliet in the episode mentioned above is from a 26 year old, however, due to the time loop that gets reset every 108 minutes, the ladies womb would appear to be in her 70’s as Juliet mentions. How is this so? Why does it appear as a 70 year old womb? On the Island during the time loop, technically, everyone goes back in time every 108 minutes to the point where the loop started. Since the womb was fertilized during the time loop it is susceptible to aging at the same rate as if the loop did not exist. Complications would occur as the womb ages causing both mother and baby to die before full term is reached.
This will only affect babies that are conceived on the Island and born on the Island. If the baby was conceived off the Island, the womb is not constrained by the time loop aging issue and is allowed to age normally. If the baby is conceived on the Island and the mother can get off the Island before the womb ages to much, she will also be okay as the womb will stop aging at an accelerated rate and age normally.
The calculation below demonstrates why the womb appears to be older.
Variables used for the calculation
– A normal duration of a pregnancy – 38 weeks (after fertilization)
– Number of minutes before time loop resets – 108 (when the button gets pushed)
If we take the duration of pregnancy and calculate the total minutes we get –
38 weeks = 266 days = 6384 hours = 383040 minutes
However on the Island, during the time loop, we will need to multiply every minute by the 108 minute time loop reset which causes every minute to actually be 108 minutes in duration.
383040 * 108 => 41,368,320 total minutes
So in actuality the full pregnancy for a baby conceived on the Island during the loop would yield – 41,368,320 minutes = 689472 hours = 28728 days = 78.7 years
I know this is a huge leap, but I’ll post it anyway. Dissect away!!!