Have been reading various accounts of the Bioware question period that happened at PAX and saw the weak answer that was given when directly asked about indoctrination theory:
"illustrates how committed the fanbase is...fans will interpret it in their own way."
This makes me confident that There is some truth in the idea of indoctrination theroy. I am a firm believer in statement analysis and have a background in deception detection and interview and interrogation methodology (Not an expert). I wont get into details of what this entails but as per the above heading I detect deception. An honest person with nothing to lose when confronted with a direct question or accusation, by an interviewer/interrogator 99% of the time fires back with a strong denial and will provide a strong rational to prove innocence. Maybe indoctrination theory is legitimate and maybe is is not, but Bioware has something up their sleeve. I encourage anyone who sees this to dig deeper into Bioware statements using analysis techniques. (google it for easiest techniques). It may sooth your worries. On an additional note....as I am writing this it would be interesting to see how statement analysis techniques could be applied to the actual game itself to see if deception may be detected.
When given a weak answer to a direct question you must always assume deception!
Blog entry posted by Andrew Lewington, May 2, 2012.