What debate? The debate about whether the universe requires a purpose and whether positing an invisible, impalpable, supernatural entity does anything but muddy the discussion.
The debate was triggered by Stephen Hawking’s new book. We now understand quite a bit about the origin of the universe and our part of it, and there’s no need for a god hypothesis.
Richard Dawkins, in an online chat, handily demolished the arguments of religious apologists who insist on shoving their deity into the picture.