There is a direction for change:
Clearly, there is an apparent contradiction at the heart of evolutionary biology. On one hand, the mechanisms of evolution have no predisposition for change in any particular direction. On the other hand, let those mechanisms get going, and beyond some threshold, the interwoven ecological and developmental systems they generate tend to yield more and more species with greater maximum complexity.
So can we expect more diversity and complexity going forward? We are now at the beginning of a sixth mass extinction, caused by humans and showing no signs of stopping – wiping out the results of millions of years of evolution. Despite this, humans themselves are too numerous, widespread and adaptable to be at serious risk of extinction any time soon. It is far more likely that we will extend our distribution yet further by engineering habitable biospheres on other planets.Matthew Willis, “Evolution: why it seems to have a direction and what to expect next” at The Conversation
So the pattern is, lfe forms became larger and increasingly complex. One life form has even developed an immaterial mind. If a theory of evolution can provide no account of this, it is not going to be particularly useful at predicting the future.
On the other hand, its premises might make good science fiction. Which is a high art form, handled with artistic integrity.