It’s all a quantum event at the Large Hadron Collider. The Island itself is just a proton. Two head-on soliton collisions at high energy levels created Jacob and the Man in Black. A secondary particle collision between the Jacob-particle and the Ben Linus-particle destroys Jacob. The dark matter (the Man in Black) begins to accumulate gravitons at an exponential rate. Without the balance of the Jacob particle, the MIB quickly becomes a black hole that destroys all life as we know it. The Higgs-Boson particle shows up with an airplane and a six pack of beer, discovering too late that there is no one left to save, let alone prove its existence.