Plants arrive much later in evolutionary history than animals -- hundreds of millions of years later. And Baluška thinks they arose as a result of the symbiosis of fungi and algae. He argues, contrary to the standard view, that rooted plants are not "advanced algae."
The fact that we have an arrow of time is a direct consequence of the initial cosmological conditions. Since we appear to be living in a forever-accelerating universe, the entropy will continue to rise, leading eventually to a cold death.