"Why must it be any of these?"<quoted text>
You said; Everything had to start from something.
This question along with;
There must be a purpose.
There must be a creator.
It deadlocks everything; why must it be any of these?
The answer to that is easy, IF one thinks about it without preconceived prejudice.
The only reason those concepts would cause 'deadlock' would be stubborn resistance to knowledge.
The Bible opens with "In the beginning..." and science is getting closer to defining that 'beginning' all the time.
Astronomy and physics has provided so much near irrefutable evidence that there was indeed 'a beginning' that it could fairly be called, fact.
Now this beginning could only come about in one of two ways.
Random chance or intentional creation.
Given the order of all things about us, both on our Earth and throughout the Universe, the evidence leads away from random chance as a possibility.
Looking way back through the prism of physics to the point in time just as the big bang happened, matter and anti-matter were separated and anti-matter was reduced to a near non-entity and order prevailed out of chaos.
I fact, it still remains a near impossibility to replicate anti-matter under the best of conditions and even then it lasts only a moment.
So there again, the evidence points away from random chance.
Now if one compares the genetic make up of all the varying life on this planet, there is just enough shared similarity to allow for the exchange of food source and compatibility of neighborly existence.
Additionally, the ongoing dance of planets with one another leads to waltzing without stumbling or stepping on toes.
The Universe is not only complimentary, but also gracefully smooth.
Especially given how a small shift in equilibrium of any member could be catastrophic.
Here again, the presence of order and compatibility stands as a witness against random chance.
I could go on, but you must get the idea by now of what I'm trying to convey.
This demonstration concludes then that the evidence for random chance being responsible for the inception of the Universe, and by extension..us, is severely lacking.
To the point of myth status.
Concluding our search via positive deduction then, there was a creator responsible for creating all, with intent.
And since there is intent in creation, then there is indeed purpose.
Elementary my dear Ironhart. Elementary.
Rather unimaginable to me.Think about this;
The world that we know is in motion or momentum, always someting moving along in some form and direction.
Immagine that everything came to a total rest, time and all; then what is left?
Sure would put a fly in the ointment, wouldn't it?
Nothing left to worry about at any rate if that did happen.
Those who transcribed the first eleven chapters of Genesis from the old collective of campfire folk tales never intended to write a science documentary about the beginning of the Universe. They were merely illustrating fact about the power of God in a manner understandable to the Israelites.All the great minds have been puzzled by this question; Hawkins, Einstein and others, and they have some ideas far more sopisticated than anything given by the Bible.
Scientists are still continuusly diging deeper into it.
But the authors of the Bibel just jumped to some conclutions based on ancient folklore and tales.
Now on the other hand, those renouned scientists you've listed, along with many others, all had the distinct advantage of employing eons of mankind's mental and technical evolution to put to work in their singular purpose of scientific research. Though none of them ever attempted to record history or teach morality as the Bible writers did.