Ok, so Jeremy Bentham was, like John Locke, an English philosopher who maybe in ways echoed Locke's ideas on self-reliance yet promoted social welfare. In any event, while John Locke lived in the 1600s and died in the 1700s, Bentham lived in the 1700s and died in the 1800s, and so he's a natural extension of Lost's Locke's spirit, chronologically.
I suspect Locke had assumed the name Jeremy Bentham--or perhaps the island did it for him--upon his re-entry to the real world since they were supposed to be no other survivors, in an effort among Jack & Co. to 'protect them' (and the island), opposed to the idea that Bentham was his real name all along. But what I am more curious about is whether Locke was ever his real name, or was it mere coincidence, but by virtue of that chance the island, or Locke, selected the Bentham name just to be coy and cute.
But stepping out of this little side avenue and into a smaller side alley, the other question I had in my head was why on Earth Jin wouldn't have dived into the water and swam like the Dickens. Sure the odds aren't improved much at all, but I think nature dictates action, fight or flight, in the face of danger and death. The heli wouldn't have been able to come back down for you, but it could come back down and pluck you out of the drink should you have survived the blast, the heat, and the sink.
I also remain very interested in the character of Richard Alpert and still think he's like the true power holder hidden in plain sight, ruling from behind the throne. Along these same lines, I link the character of Matthew Abaddon, who seems to be of a similiar but opposing supernatural composition, a balance, to the ageless Alpert. The understory of these two is a line I will look forward to much more than the throes the Oceanic 6 go through in their coming journey to get back to the island, which is a reunion i expect to be fulfilled in the final season, 2 years from now. But the early read on this is that Jack & Sayid are both pro-getting-back-to-the-island; Hurley will be a mild resistor; Sun is a bad ass bitch on wheels now, a dragon lady, and I think she wants to actually kick the islands ass and destroy it, out of the sweetest and coldest of revenges, but despite trying to read her motive, it's clear she wants to find the island and get back like Jack and probably Sayid; Kate will likely be the toughest sell, especially since it would demand that Aaron be dragged back too, and her ferocity in opposition will likely embolden Hurley to aid the dissenters as I predict them.
Ben's banishment from the island gives promise that we will see his now worldly pursuit of revenge and murder, with target number one being Penny's dad, Mr. Charles Whitmore, or whatever his name is.
The biggest questionmark is not what became of those left on the island but away from the event, like Sawyer and Juliet, but what happened to those on the boat that was ferrying islanders between the island and the boat that exploded. The Farraday Boat. Are they, like the Oceanic 6 was, adrift? Did they perish at sea? Or hit some other uninhabited island? Or were they not far enough off the island and were included in its relocation? Or did something else happen to them and they slipped into some odd dimension in space/time? I think I need to reopen my look into the real Dr. Farraday, Michael Farraday, to see if I can reach a fun conclusion, but I think the odds are they were relocated with the island.
I know there's much, much more to speculate on and discuss, but this is what has floated to the surface of my insterest and recollection and all I have the time to jot down now.