Right, so we're supposed to be creatures whose every action tries to contribute towards furthering our species in the process which we call 'evolution'. However, could it be that we humans could have power over evolution itself?
No, evolution is NOT about the survival of the species, it's about the individual. But we probably have that power. I would say that knowing about the evolution gives us that power.
For instance, if we all (by some dictatorial government or other, the mechanism doesn't matter) had to / for some reason decided to stop all breeding, we could destroy our own species - or if by some future incredibly powerful biochemical weapon of some sort, we could wipe out all life on earth? (On purpose or by accident). Could we even stop evolution by altering genes/DNA in some way or stopping mitosis/meiosis in all organisms?
Many scientists agree on that we can't see the evolutionary consequences of the medicine industry. It could be that genes which in a more "natural society" would have been promoted, and that these genes would give their owner a resistance to certain diseases. Or, for another example, would people who needs glasses have survived long enough to have children 10 000 years ago? But this is of course not something one can't really talk about, since this could lead to creepy hitlerish thought.
Another related question is what is evolution? Is it a concept formulated by us humans which does not actually 'exist' or is it an external process? God, anyone? Is evolution confined to Earth or could it exist on other planets - how can we possibly know that life on other planets is controlled by evolution? Life on other planets might be based on elements other than carbon (and silicon), maybe elements that we haven't even discovered yet. What might this life be like?
With our reality, evolution is inevitable. It just is. We could say it's God's way of perfecting his making, but the thing is that the creatures are never perfect according to the evolution theory. I think there would be evolution on other planets, I can't see how life could exist otherwise.