Quite right, no way the ship is a dying leader. The more you think of it...it becomes preposterous. The ship does whatever it's programed to do...leaders are visionary decision makers. Like Laura and Adama btw he could be dying too. Zarak and Felix were leaders in their own way as well. As far as the 'legandary' leader of the religous text saga...it's either the President or the Admiral. Next week some decisions will be made on those stress fractures the Chief discovered as a consequence of Zarak and Felix's actions. Now if the fleet discovers Nirvana because of some blanket amnesty and some miraculous contribution from the rebel Cylons that soothes the souls of the mutineers I suppose you could argue in favor of Zarak or Felix being the leader in question ...providing if Laura survives the story. But that is a long shot and my money is on either Laura or Adama.