time for speculation / theory:
my theory, which was born out of information i have read elsewhere, involves the "others" and their separation from the
. the hanso foundation funded the dharma initiative, but both of these entities
have very different goals. the hanso foundation's mission, as funded by alvar hanso, is:
"The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. For forty years, the
foundation has offered grants to worthy experiments designed to further the evolution of the human race and provide technological solutions to the
most pressing problems of our time. The Hanso Foundation: a commitment to encouraging excellence in science and technology and furthering the cause of
a brief understanding of alvar hanso
is needed to fully understand the reasoning behind the
seperation of the hanso foundation and the dharma initiative. the following is a brief biography:
Driven by a need for privacy and a deep-seated sense of humility, Alvar Hanso has released few details of his personal life to the public.
He first made his mark during the Second World War, providing munitions to various resistance movements around Europe. After the War, Hanso became the
leading purveyor of high-technology armaments to NATO.
After decades of keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems, Hanso turned his attention to critical areas of
science and technology - always searching for new ways to improve the human experience, and create a brighter future for all humanity.
this alvar hanso character seems like a great man, as he wants to help the human race as a whole. but, what if this is a ploy and he has hidden
motives? what if he desires to effect the human race as a whole in a negative way? okay, so hanso has these evil hidden plans for mankind and he funds
the dharma initiative
. here is some information that should be understood in order to gully realize the
potential of this theory:
The DHARMA Initiative (Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Applications Initiative) is a mysterious research project, which has a
large presence on the Island.
The initiative was allegedly founded in 1970 by Gerald and Karen DeGroot, two doctoral candidates at the University of Michigan. It was or is
financially backed by the mysterious Danish industrialist and munitions magnate, Alvar Hanso and his Hanso Foundation. The alleged purpose of the
Initiative was to create "a large-scale communal research compound where scientists and free-thinkers from around the globe could pursue research in
meteorology, psychology, parapsychology, zoology, electromagnetism, and utopian social-"
the founders of the dharma initiative really want to help the human race (thus they have no evil hidden agenda). the dharma initiative does not have a
connection to war at all. the background of the initiative is completely peaceful. now take a look at the brief background of alvar hanso. he is full
of war connections. take a look at as to why the dharma initiative was created, so scientists and free-thinkers could study peaceful subjects.
the point this theory is trying to make is that alvar hanso has an evil hidden agenda and that he using the dharma initiative so that this hidden
agenda can be continued. the degroots and everyone involved with dharma have no idea that their peaceful initiative is being used to further this evil
agenda. so, one day, the scientists of the dharma initiative at the island say "enough" (quoting from actor michael emerson, who plays false henry
gale, from the audio interview posted in this thread). the scientists somehow find out about hanso's evil hidden plans and they separate themselves
the "others" (which are really fomer dharma initiative scientists) are the "good guys" (quoting from false henry gale from the season two finale)
because they are fighting off evil hanso. the "others" always use the word "good" to describe them. the viewers of the show ask, "how can they be
good if they do all this bad stuff?" well, maybe, what the "others" do is for the greater good. since hanso desires to effect the whole of humanity
in a negative way, the "others" sometimes kill the survivors of the plane crash or sometimes attack and kidnap them, but this is okay because it is
only a few survivors (as opposed to the whole human race).
i have a great feeling that the separation of the dharma initiative and the hanso foundation is still continuing to this present day (in the show's
time). this is strengthened by the fact that the "others" interact with the survivors of the crash (to help their cause against hanso). this
separation could be a main storyline of the show.
as of now, it is difficult for me to go into further detail (i started college today). if you have any questions or additions to the theory, please
post them. i would like to thank the information about 'lost' all over the internet because i used it to piece together this theory. please note,
this theory is not a new idea.
i hope you enjoyed reading...
here is the link to the interview i quoted from:
Michael Emerson PodCast Interview
it is a great listen and it actually inspired me to get this theory into written form...
[edit on 29-8-2006 by they see ALL]