On Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:52:14 PM UTC-4, Bart Goddard wrote: > Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org: > > > > > > > You can avoid the contradictions by stipulating non-zero bases in each > > > of the Laws of Exponents, > > > > Yeah, we know. That's what we're calling "stupid". It's > > stupid. Plain stupid. Insanely stupid.
Not one known for thinking outside the box are you, Bart?
> Next you'll be > > saying that we can leave 2^2 undefined (and be consistent) > > if we simply exclude 2 from the list of permitted bases. > [snip]
As far as exponentiation on N goes, there is no need to leave anything but 0^0 undefined.