I'm not sure who your two sides are. From your set-up, it seems that Christians (all of them?) comprise one side, and the other side is... all other faiths (plus atheists)? Who are only using science to bash creationism because it's a handy tool? It seems to me that you're really talking about a theological debate rather than a scientific one.
As a filthy atheist myself, I don't have view over whether the Christian creation myth is superior to, say, the Hindu one, or the Australian Aborigine one, but I would be interested in watching such a debate. Maybe a knock-out tournament, with each religion paired against another, and to the overall winner, the kudos of winning. Perhaps it could be held every year, so that different religionists could enjoy the vicarious thrill of watching their religion's position in the league rise and fall, without all that messy martyrdom.
Science has the debate about the origins of life, of course, but in the manner of science, it is debating actual science: forming hypotheses, testing them, discarding the ones that don't work so well. I'm afraid supernatural entities creating stuff by act of will alone are disqualified from scientific consideration by virtue of being, well, supernatural.
Also, a basic (mis-)understanding of thermodynamics is clearly going to mislead when one is dealing with subjects more complicated than a water-heater.