While human life exists throughout the known galaxy no one is quite like the Terrans of Earth, that remote planet far beyond the edge of the Confederacy's borders. While some view Terrans as barbaric upstarts who accidentally discovered space travel and are little more than a curiosity, others in the Confederacy view them with a bit more concern.
Humans on average possess a greater chance of cellular mutation than other species, meaning that for a tiny percentage they can develop "super powers". While this tendency is very small it has been discovered that Terrans have a much higher chance of gaining enhanced abilities than the average human from other worlds. When preliminary studies of Earth were made after some of their number had caused a stir in Confederacy space the agents were shocked at the incredibly high number of "super humans" populating the planet. It was debated that perhaps it might be best to send a fleet to carpet bomb the planet but several things caused the powers that be to nix that idea. The first was it was utterly uncivilized; Terrans showed no inclination towards intergalactic conquest. The second was the very real concern that any attack might reveal more powerful super humans that might find some way to counter the assault (This was the race that at a time of their possessing only a rudimentary space program destroyed an invading alien force.), and third, it is the only place in all the galaxy where Vernors is made.
There is a growing interest in Terran pop culture, especially when it comes to Samurai films and Westerns. Certain cultures are also fascinated with the concept of the super hero, the masked vigilante wielding super powers and using them to dispense justice. This fascination with narrow aspects of Earth's culture have caused many aliens and non-Terran humans to believe Earth is an insanely lawless place where authority cannot be trusted save for a brave few honest "lawmen", and citizens are dependent upon themselves and super heroes to hold back the tide of anarchy.