You are still missing the point of and the question in the OP.Quote
Well, Susan, the scientific method as used by brain research is relevant. It is a real world example of the methodology applied to brain research. I see it just as precise a formula as any other research.
And I said before that the method of art, religion and philosophy is the interdependent relations that encompass such activities. Different strokes for different folks. You may not actually notice a method, but an apprenticeship in art, ministration in religion and reasoning in philosophy are all methods. Albeit not as a technical kind as in science, engineering, construction, archeology and so on. Yet without a means to create, explore and elaborate the duties of these, there would be no art, religion or philosophy. The means is very inspired oriented.