This is one of those problems that you get so common with Microsoft products-and I think it's effected the programming community at large.
If you just didn't run the program at all, shut it down from running any cycles, I doubt you would even notice a difference.
Doctor's actions however, doesn't make sense under any assumption. Short of the idea that he might be pursuing a complex meta-strategy of feinting insanity ... I legitimately have nothing to explain this with.