|Description:||When the Solomani discovered jump drive in 3038, they also discovered that more than a dozen human races had already colonized the worlds surrounding Earth. At the time, there was no satisfactory explanation for the more than 40 genetically identical human races. The Solomani Hypothesis, first proposed by Magis Sergei haut-Devroe (5533 to 5610), theorized that all of the many widely scattered human races of the galaxy originated on Terra, and he thought that they were transported to their current homeworlds by an alien race, called "the Ancients", for purposes which even today remain unclear. The approximate date of the scattering has been established as -300,000.|
When Terra was incorporated in the Imperium in 6057, a small historical mission verified much of haut-Devroe's work. The hypothesis was already generally accepted by the majority of the human population in the Imperium. More than 40 known human races have been located (and several more of them failed to adapt to their new worlds and are now extinct); only three of these human races have reached widespread prominence: they are the Vilani, the Zhodani, and the Solomani.
Most other human races accept the hypothesis, but lend it no special importance. The hypothesis is used by the Solomani Movement as a basis for its claims of Solomani racial superiority. A generally accepted theory is that all Humaniti originated on Terra, and that all other native human races arise from stock transported from there by the Ancients. The theory explains the large number of independent human races within the Imperium without requiring a far-fetched concept of "parallel evolution".