In this essay for NPR's Cosmos & Culture blog David George Haskell writes about how life is a network. Nice to see biology confirming Whitehead; of course Whitehead's notions were derived from biology (and Jamesian psychology, Wordsworthian experience, and Einsteinian relativity). An excerpt:
The fundamental unit of biology is therefore not the "self," but the network. A maple tree is a plurality, its individuality a temporary manifestation of relationship.