Nice Godly Story Searle,
Your ideas and thinking are excellent, I hope you are not implying that present day science is also searching God and His philosophy ! Some parts of the story are nice like.....
1. As with your namesake fate what is... is... what is not... is not- but with this difference- no gods inspiring the lechery of Paris lie behind the destruction of Troy, nor even the will of the justice seeking Achaeans, but the logos of the cosmos itself made it so. Mortals believe themselves free but are no freer to choose what will be or what will not than characters in the mind of Homer. Aims and intentions are mere words, an illusion.... Wow!
2. In a universe where nothing happens no gods are needed," Parmenides answered. We call God all that exists in such an eternity. Everything that is exists as an eternal unchanging thought in the mind of the great and only God
3. You are exactly correct by saying...................................' It may seem strange to have started an essay which hopes to address the question of how mindless mathematical laws can give rise to aims and intentions with an imagined dialogue of philosophers from over 2,500 years ago, but I had very good reasons for doing so. '
For your information Dynamic Universe model is totally based on experimental results. It does not depend on GOD. Here in Dynamic Universe Model Space is Space and time is time in cosmology level or in any level. In the classical general relativity, space and time are convertible in to each other.
Many papers and books on Dynamic Universe Model were published by the author on unsolved problems of present day Physics, for example 'Absolute Rest frame of reference is not necessary' (1994) , 'Multiple bending of light ray can create many images for one Galaxy: in our dynamic universe', About "SITA" simulations, 'Missing mass in Galaxy is NOT required', "New mathematics tensors without Differential and Integral equations", "Information, Reality and Relics of Cosmic Microwave Background", "Dynamic Universe Model explains the Discrepancies of Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry Observations.", in 2015 'Explaining Formation of Astronomical Jets Using Dynamic Universe Model, 'Explaining Pioneer anomaly', 'Explaining Near luminal velocities in Astronomical jets', 'Observation of super luminal neutrinos', 'Process of quenching in Galaxies due to formation of hole at the center of Galaxy, as its central densemass dries up', "Dynamic Universe Model Predicts the Trajectory of New Horizons Satellite Going to Pluto" etc., are some more papers from the Dynamic Universe model. Four Books also were published. Book1 shows Dynamic Universe Model is singularity free and body to collision free, Book 2, and Book 3 are explanation of equations of Dynamic Universe model. Book 4 deals about prediction and finding of Blue shifted Galaxies in the universe.
With axioms like... No Isotropy; No Homogeneity; No Space-time continuum; Non-uniform density of matter(Universe is lumpy); No singularities; No collisions between bodies; No Blackholes; No warm holes; No Bigbang; No repulsion between distant Galaxies; Non-empty Universe; No imaginary or negative time axis; No imaginary X, Y, Z axes; No differential and Integral Equations mathematically; No General Relativity and Model does not reduce to General Relativity on any condition; No Creation of matter like Bigbang or steady-state models; No many mini Bigbangs; No Missing Mass; No Dark matter; No Dark energy; No Bigbang generated CMB detected; No Multi-verses etc.
Many predictions of Dynamic Universe Model came true, like Blue shifted Galaxies and no dark matter. Dynamic Universe Model gave many results otherwise difficult to explain
Have a look at my essay on Dynamic Universe Model and its blog also where all my books and papers are available for free downloading...
Best wishes to your essay.
For your blessings please................