LOST ARG - Find 815 - DarkUFO


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Now, we all know that the LOST writers love to name their characters by philosophers and other scientists from history. Personally I think it gets boring, because it seems that they don't give characters names by scientists which they resemble anymore (like John Locke, the eternal empiricist), but just name them randomly. Anyway, the name of the captain of Christine I is Ockham. I recognised it immediatelly as probably referring to William of Ockham, the XII/XIII century philosopher). On wikipedia there is a quite interesting article about his work, and it can be read here. I wouldn't go into all of his work right now, but only into this:
He is famous for his theory called "Ockam's razor", which says that "things (entities) should not be multiplied beyond necessity", or in translation "The simplest solution tends to be the best (right one)". There is also an elaborate wikipedia article on that, here.

So, I think it could mean two things that they named the captain Ockham. The first one would be that it will play a role in the future of the story (either of the game or the show), or that the writers are laughing at us fans for looking too much into some details and making it sometimes too complicated. But one thing's for sure - they didn't name him Ockham by accident.

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