The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work.
“It looked like a fern. But as a budding geologist, [UK teenager Tina] Negus knew these 600 million year old rocks were too old to host such a plant.”
Unlike Darwin, Wallace thought that biology, chemistry, and cosmology proclaimed clear evidence of intelligent design.
Charles Darwin always recognized to some extent the problem of removing all vestiges of intelligent causation from evolutionary processes.
What drives natural selection? Evolutionary forces. What are evolutionary forces? They’re what drive natural selection.