Good points, all, and I agree.
I guess I just assumed we were talking about evolving larger brains, and that wasn't necessarily the case.
I did find this, however:
The name "Devo" comes "from their concept of 'de-evolution' - the idea that instead of continuing to evolve, mankind has actually begun to regress, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society."
Of course, evolution has no "direction", but that's a whole 'nother thread!