The fossil record is not a good match with Darwinian thinking, but it makes a strong pairing with intelligent design.
Our tech rulers are quite the egalitarians. Sure, they believe that cheap entertainments for all have an important role.
That there would be something unique about human origins isn’t what you would expect based on evolutionary assumptions.
Do yourself a favor and read a heartbreaking and beautifully written essay, “I Have Been Through This Before.”
Not surprisingly, the transition from ape to man is the first, second, and third image produced by a Google image search for the term “evolution.”