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Preferred embodiments of the invention provide computer implemented systems and methods of facilitating and evaluating user thinking about an arbitrary problem. The system includes first logic to specify at least one problem to populate at least one problem statement structure. It also includes second logic to populate at least one conclusion, to populate at least one conclusion structure. It also includes third logic to facilitate specification of knowledge, related to at least one of the problem or conclusions. Certain embodiments include control logic to persuade user interaction with the first, second, and third logic within a defined set of interaction sequences, wherein the defined set of interaction sequences define an archetype process for user thinking about the problem.