Random mutations are probably happening but that is just chance and species may or may not, as a result, find themselves adapted to environmental change. That is not progress in the sense you mean here.Quote
We are just part of the ongoing process, which is progressing ever upward..
There is no *what* to go *to*.
And can be fairly simply answered! The sun will, in about 5 billion years, turn into a supernova and the solar system will be just a black hole or something. All life which had survived will have ceased long before that.Quote
That’s the ultimate question...