Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!
Whilst I would agree that this is probably a system too far, maybe your anger is a little misplaced.
It's not the programmers who thought they were god.
It's not the programmers who decided to have this system.
The programmers have simply done their job to implement a protection routine based on the inputs that it is given. And in all likelihood it is the data rather than the algorithm that generated the problem.
That they did, that the system was installed in the aircraft is a management decision.