Selection has no objective. Neither does gravity. Both are blind, but neither is random. Both are unidirectional. In the case of gravity, it has relentlessly caused the primeval gas clouds of the early universe to organize into galaxies of solar systems. In the case of biological evolution, simpler forms have continually given rise to more complex forms.This uncertainty is why Harvard's greatest evolutionist, Ernst Mayr, said, "Furthermore, the objective of selection may change from one generation to the next, as environmental circumstances vary."
Nope. Just blind.Darwinian evolution is random, blind, and non-directional.
Gravity even more so. Newton was at a loss to explain action at a distance with no apparent material connection between bodies exerting gravitational influences on one another.The powers ascribed to it are almost mystical, like Buddhism.
I wonder why the bible writers never commented on the magical aspect of gravity always pulling, and always pulling in the same direction. It seems like they ought to have ascribed agenticity to that phenomenon like they did to natural disasters.