Evolution most certainly is about survival, and it is about adaptation to new environmental conditions. But this adaptation is based on the switching off of certain genes by mutation, not on the evolution of new genes or new levels of complexity.
I uphold that natural selection allows modification of existing forms of life, but it does not cause those forms of life to exist in the first place.
I call my theory of evolution ‘Entropic Evolution’ because it involves a loss of information at the genetic level.
Entropy in this sense is about the loss of information that occurs during transmission of the message.
Therefore, I do believe that evolution through natural selection takes place, and to a very high degree but it starts with the creation of basic forms of life.
Life was created able to evolve.