Conventions Observed by Exceptional Natural Phenomena, The. In view of the fact that natural phenomena such as catastrophic tempests, the Northern Lights, volcanic eruptions, meteor showers, et cetera, never occur simultaneously, it may be assumed that they observe something akin to a set of rules – a sort of highway code respected and complied with by all large-scale natural phenomena. No hurricane would spoil the effect of a mirage. Little research has been devoted to the origins and practical operation of this code. Gullible souls credit storms with minds and volcanoes with the power of thought, but the truth, as ever, is probably far more banal and down-to-earth. The subject need only be computed catalogued, tabulated, made the subject of numerous doctoral dissertations, and formally included in the university syllabus.