Some ‘variable’ referencing below ————
In Faraday’s experiment w/Eloise, Desmond told him to set the whatever to whatever frequency/oscillation. The rat’s conscious was sent into the future as it now knew what it wouldn’t be learn for another hr.
So far, we’ve not seen anyone go to the future (that we know). Why – and how did Faraday know about doing it … had he been on a cycle on the island already?
Also, could only the conscious of the losties be in 1977 and the physical manifestation are still in 2004/7?
And, do you gain more knowledge as you pop around – if so, couldn’t Daniel still not be shot? Was his shooting a ‘correction’ of him attempting to save people meant not to be saved – and if so, were any of his theories meant to be since they couldn’t be developed? Did the island want the ChEloise spawn to exist at all … ?