Can you point us to the reference online? I'd love to read it.
Starbuck is clearly the fifth one Clearly, how?If the 5 are tapping into Earth, they're tapping into our Earth. I think the Dylan song thing was so stupid, it almost ruined the episode for me (unless everything was just a vision of Roslin's, maybe after she first started to collapse...?). And though I would agree that if it is true, it means it can't be an earth of the past, I don't think it indicates at all that it can't be a future earth. I'm sure the music of today will be preserved for thousands of years hence, especially the major hits. (I just wish they hadn't used one!)
Based on the exponential speed at which technology has grown in the last 40 years, do you really think it'll be more than a century or so before even we have planetary terraforming and global climate control? I don't think we have any reason to assume that the 13th colony, living in peace, hasn't progressed far past the civilization they left. Heck, for all we know the regular colonies had tech more advanced that that. They have FTL drive, I don't think carbon sequestration is gonna be a huge hurdle for them, or those that left them behind.All that being said, though I certainly HOPE it's in the future, I don't have a lot of faith that it will be, after that STUPID STUPID STUPID Dylan song nonsense.