A shot of the book The Third Policeman is seen. The unnamed narrator of The Third Policeman is a student of a scientist/philosopher named De Selby. De Selby is a fictitious Irish philosopher and scientist, who has quite unorthodox theories and areas of research. The scientist from the DHARMA initiative may be an allusion to the character of De Selby. Throughout the book the narrator is also introduced to various peculiar or irrational concepts, artifacts, and locations, including a vast underground chamber called 'Eternity'. The surreality of the island may be an allusion to the strange concepts introduced in the book.