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Lost Co-creator Damon Lindelof Explains the Significance of the Numbers (Sort Of)

While we wait patiently for one of the characters on Lost to explain to us what the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 actually mean, the explanation that Damon Lindelof gave at an event called Comics on Comics in Los Angeles is going to have to suffice for the time being: "The Hanso Foundation that started the Dharma Initiative hired this guy Valenzetti to basically work on this equation to determine what was the probability of the world ending in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Valenzetti basically deduced that it was 100 percent within the next 27 years, so the Hanso Foundation started the Dharma Initiative in an effort to try to change the variables in the equation so that mankind wouldn't wipe it itself out." If anyone else out there is still confused, you're not alone. [Show Tracker/LAT]

Photo: Courtesy of ABC