The debate has raged for 1000's years.
Perhaps, but the pendulum is certainly swinging toward enlightenment about the origin of the species, isn't it? Maybe 1000 years ago, as humans used fig leaves to clean their azz, and rubbed two sticks together to keep warm, there could be a bigger debate. After all, back then it would seem reasonable that a scary man with a grey beard in the sky made it all happen.
Now, as evidence continues to pile on in favor of an evolutionary mechanism, why continue to insist on ignoring it, only to hold on to a belief that makes you feel warm and fuzzy, despite being based in a fairy tale?A few weeks ago, i had a conversation with someone, and this person told me that he believes in god, because there is room in life for dreams and hopes even if there is no hard evidence for them. At least I respect that.