Darwinists have to appeal to the ad hoc hypothesis of convergent adaptation to similar lifestyles, which of course increases their problem.
I can identify with the last paragraph, in the context of my own different religious tradition, with certain other difference as well.
Scientists are only humans and many of them see what they want to see. Fossils often leave a lot of room for wild imagination and wishful thinking.
These are welcome and candid observations, refuting notions that human origins is a fully objective area of research.
These fossils are often celebrated as missing links and a success story for Darwinism.