Evolution is an unreasoning statistical process which represents no more than the blind conservation of accidental life forms capable of surviving within their environments.
Albeit, it's simply a view one would take if they were simply observing evolution from an outsiders perspective. Well, I guess you don't have to be an evolutionist to have an opinion on this statement... I found it in Empire from the Ashes by David Weber. Nifty sci-fi book compilation I'd recommend to somebody if they've got some time and enjoy sci-fi.