The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm today announced the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics, Minister Mentor Lee of Singapore. The Nobel committee cited MM Lee’s efforts in proving that some “Western” laws of physics, including Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, were incompatible with Asian thinking and values. “Each country must develop its own physical model of the world. A liberal set of physical laws, such as those laid down by Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein (both Westerners), do not necessarily apply in Singapore.” MM Lee’s insistence that the laws of physics must be developed to suit the unique culture and values of each country has earned him the Nobel. Among the laws of physics developed by MM Lee include the following, with corollaries (b) being those primarily believed to be unique to Singapore. MM Lee will receive his award on December 10th in Stockholm.
Law of Inertia
(a) Ministers in motion tend to remain in motion.
(b) Ministers at rest tend to remain at rest.
Law of Conservation of Energy
(a) Ministers can neither be created nor destroyed.
(b) Ministers can, however, be changed readily from one form to another without loss.