Adama glares, but at least he has the class to not turn directly toward the screen and say, "Jacob. This is what all that magic bullshit bracelet only-in-the-cancer talk will get you." But screw it, I'm following through on my end of the deal, which is why we'll only now rejoin the hyperactive explanation already in progress. " Knowing, as we do, that the Cylons are built slightly better to endure, than their human counterparts, I wonder: could the Cylon blood also be blessed, shall we say 'blessed,' with a heightened resistance to disease?" Why not? This part's fine, because they are robots. You're allowed to be genetically or otherwise perfect if you're robots.
Here's how that scene could have gone: "You know how the Cylons are robots?"
So then Baltar runs over and grabs these pictures of Petri dishes, and some of them are red, which means cancer, and some of them are clear, which means no cancer. Gaius tells us how, between last scene and this one, he took some of Sharon's fetal blood, and applied it to some Laura blood, and Adama picks up a picture of a Petri dish with nothing in it, and asks what he's looking at, and the answer is nothing whatsoever, because it solved the whole problem in a number of hours. Because Cylons are robots.
"Are you saying you found a cure for the President's cancer?" Even Baltar's like, "Does it even matter at this point? She's totally about to die." He glares, and Gaius gets cool: "If you abort Sharon's fetus now, you'll never know." I wonder if he did this whole dog and pony with the glossy pictures of empty Petri dishes and the last-second you'll never know thing to prove he's cool to Adama? That's very Gaius, to try some kind of sweeping gesture of scientific awesomeness just because the Admiral called him a pussy. The thing is, emotionally, the whole thing tracks, and sometimes you ignore the details because the emotion tracks, or else you drive yourself crazy. I'm not bringing up Season 7 of Buffy, because Sars is editing this week, but there is a certain bliss attached to not giving a damn about story logic, as long as the emotion tracks. ["Agreed, on all counts." -- Sars] Which it does, here, way better than Buffy anyhow. Fuck story logic, I need Laura Roslin, as the saying goes. Not to mention that there are plenty of shows where this crap happens every week, instead of once ever, and those shows are crappy, and not even the one-two punch of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles is going to get me there, at least not a fourth time, so you have to understand that any complaints here are coming to you in a Tiffany-blue box with a lovely silver ribbon. Plus the fact that Ron Moore laughs his ass off about the mangled logic this week in the podcast, which sweetens the deal somewhat anyway.