Not in the least it is simply that … as I outlined in the steps … you imply that cost can outweigh utility over time — and if the cost outweighs the utility then it is not a rational decision, I would posit.

If anything, the issue really boils down to the definition of what is meant by ‘rational.’

If what is meant is that a decision is consciously calculated by a sentient being then, yes, even a net negative outcome is rational.

However, you appear to want to use that kind of definition to imply rationality in the broader sense of ‘results in net benefit’ … which is a patently fallacious leap of logic — the two dimensions are unalike and we cannot compare apples with aircraft.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.