Over and over again people tout evolution as some kind of psuedo-spiritual process that ‘creates’ higher life-forms.
Evolution is the result of a process. It is like war. War is not about who is right. War is about who is left. Exactly like evolution. If your species is alive then it has succeeded. You cannot insure against failing to evolve. Destroying one’s own planet, or having the incredibly hostile and dangerous to life universe doing something to destroy you, have the same effect – evolutionary failure. Staying alive and fit to make more members of your species is the only goal of one who is trying to ‘evolve’. Anything else is wishful hebephrenic rubbish.