This newsletter discusses the need for a new theory of evolution in evolutionary biology that incorporates biological relativity and the research featured at the Royal Society meeting, New Trends in Evolution: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives. Biological relativity is a concept that Oxford Professor of Systems Biology and President of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Denis Noble debuts and explains and compares to the Modern Synthesis (neo-Darwinism) in his new book, “Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity.” Also included are links to reporting on the RS meeting, audio files of the RS meeting, and some thoughts about why the Modern Synthesis is now insufficient as an explanation of the changing biosphere through geologic time.