The Fountain of Youth

Everyone on the island seem to never age. Evenmoreso, some seem to have been physically cured from any ailments they have had prior to arriving on the island: Locke's paralysis, Rose's brain cancer, Charlie's drug addiction, even Ben's back tumor (and by the way, how did he heal and was up & going so quickly?). But in the same token, some seem to not get cured, but rather get hurt and/or die: Shannon, Ana Lucia, Boone, Mr. Eko, Libby, etc. Furthermore, maybe that's why experiments take place on this island, to test the fountain of youth's theory and how it can be a possibility. This is also why kids are of big interest to the Others, because of their youthfulness. What better subjects can a fountain of youth situation have but...youth. And as with any experiment/s, to succeed you have to fail first. Also, things can and will go wrong, in this case on the island, they have. And as far as all of the "survivors" being connected to one another, well, that's another mystery in itself. Remember, all this....just a theory.

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#1LostFan One problem. 2 May 30 2008, 7:15 AM EDT by usofat25
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What about Aaron? He has aged. And Alex has aged too.
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tygr No basis for fountain of youth 2 Mar 27 2008, 7:34 AM EDT by ScarClaw
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Ben grew up on the island, he's aged normally as has Alex who was born on the island. Our losties haven't aged because they've only been there a few months in the show's timeline, although we've been watching for 3 years. And after watching the season finale, it's very obvious that walt has aged 3 years, and probably why he was written out of the show. Arron has probably been played by several babies over the past 3 years, in order to show his aging and growth at a normal rate in accordance to the timeline of the show. The crash happened in 2004 and the losties have only been on the island a few months, so it's still 2004. Fountain of youth doesn't work. Obviously there are healing properties associated with the island, but that doesn't have anything to do with youth.
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kellysue667 Same guy? 2 Jun 27 2007, 8:02 AM EDT by Shelly_Welly112
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This may amount to a stupid question....but, was Richard (the dark haired guy in the blue shirt who gave Locke Sawyer's file) the same guy that Ben as a child met in the jungle after he saw his mother?
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