Discovery Channel's Life series has been receiving a lot of rave reviews for its stunning footage of plants and animals. This excerpt showing creeper plants climbing trees lives up to the hype. Leave it to a little time-lapse video--not to mention a voice-over by Oprah Winfrey--to blur the line between plant and animal.
UPDATE: A reader in Europe informed me that this video is apparently being blocked outside of the US. It's extremely rare that this happens with YouTube videos (I've only seen it happen with full movies), but for some reason, it happened here. My apologies. [Dan]
Wes Alwan lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he works as a writer and researcher and attends the Institute for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture. He also participates in The Partially Examined Life, a podcast consisting of informal discussions about philosophical texts by three philosophy graduate school dropouts.