Definitions: (1) first in order; preceding all others; the beginning; (2) arising or arranged independently; inventive; novel; (3) thinking or acting in an individual or creative manner

• A mind that’s afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.— Glen David Brin (1950-) Brightness Reef {1995}
• The story of man’s ascent from seaweed to the lordship of earthly creation is indeed a romance of biologic struggle and mind survival. Man’s primordial ancestors were literally the slime and ooze of the ocean bed in the sluggish and warm-water bays and lagoons of the vast shore lines of the ancient inland seas. (65:2.1) — The Urantia Book {1955}