The Rossau Genetic Mirror Theory (GMT) appears to be a rather cogent analysis of what is happening on the TV show Lost. Needless to say, the numbers are a big piece of the puzzle. The basic premise stipulates that your doppleganger exists somewhere on the earth and that you are only 4 degrees of separation away from that person.
4 degrees of separation, not 6 or 7, exist.
There is an 8th continent – the Lost island.
The chances of you actually meeting yourself (doppleganger) on this place, as in 15 out of 4,815,162,342.
The 16 stands for the maximum amount of people that could encounter thier twin all at the same time.
The 23 is the number of years apart your twin and yourself are. You are not the same age as your twin. By chance and probablity it takes 23 years exactly for the same genes that made you to be connected again to form another you.
The 42 stands for the maximum number of years your twin and yourself can be alive at the same time.
Of course, the whole thing could be total bunk, and it looks like it might just be a red herring, a leak from the set, or an elaborate viral on the part of the producers. Take your best guess. Still interesting though.
ADDED BONUS: Go to oceanicflight815.com, click on the barcode and enter the text “theislandiswaiting”. What you find seems to support this theory.
Maybe it does all add up. The French woman’s name (Rosseau), Desmond (his doppleganger?) in the hatch …
UPDATE: TV Squad is blogging this theory as well. Good discussion.
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UPDATE III: The whole thing is a hoax, created independently of the show’s producers. Read my mea culpa.