Actually, it is somewhat unusual during the reign of naturalism for so much dissent to come from within the discipline, as it has in neuroscience.
While Darwin may have doubted the fully naturalized mind and felt horrid, most latter-day supporters believe and feel good.
There is no reason, based on current "human evolution" claims, to abandon a typical traditional religious or philosophical teaching on the origin, honor, or dignity of human beings.
The evolution of consciousness, among other things, is presently inexplicable.
When Neanderthal man was first classified, he satisfied a felt need for a separate, intellectually inferior human species.