In fact, the profiles have been in Category:New Netherland Settlers Project Needs Merge Conflict Resolution since 2017. That category was applied because these two profiles have completely different sets of ancestors (different fathers, both named Pieter Staats, both of whom are connected to parents). This is also why both profiles have a Merge Conflict section above the Biography that names the competing fathers.
Research is needed to figure out which line of descent this man belongs to.
It is true that only a Leader can remove the PPP that currently prevents the merge, but any member could research the families, edit the profiles to include the sourced information they have found, and report the evidence they find that points to one father or the other (if such is found) or ask for advice on interpreting the evidence.