here is the thing. since the begining of battlestar: galactica, i've been saying that the 12 cylon human-like models are "copies" of the 12 lords of cobol. i pretty much assume that cobol is an advanced protoculture (to be fair, i have seen evidence to this in episodes i saw before i started watching properly). my newest theory is this: number 6? the cylon in gaius baltar's head? is in fact a lord of cobol. she is an advanced transhuman. she is a small g god, in the cosmology of bsg.