"The reality is, Science KNOWS it needs variation to be random.....then traits are linked to the environment, not to ancestry."
That is interesting to think about. If I was an agnostic scientist, I think I would believe that the combination of environmental changes exerting pressures with the will to survive would promote evolution of a species. I guess what some scientists believe is a random mutation of one organism "might" help it to "fit", as a result of pressure, into its new environment. Despite this, I don't believe that random mutations are a precursor to evolution. I suspect this process of evolution would take a ridiculously long amount of time. This is not what we saw in the Cambrian explosion.
I agree with your post SS. What I don't quite understand is why scientists cling to random mutation as being a primary factor of evolution. This is Darwin's thinking isn't it? I guess they can't explain exactly how environmental pressures cause evolution without random mutations. I guess I would have to explore the possibility of energy fields playing a part of changes inside the organism and the environment. I might even consider the existence of a creator creating a unified order if my heart was open to the idea.