POLITICS 05/03/2013 09:16 am ET | Updated May 03, 2013 Al Franken Forced To Use Kid's Analogy To Help Other Senators Understand That Science Is Real Adam Mordecai Upworthy Getty Images 2.1k 2.1k Listen to your doctor/scientist so we can all accept that science is a real thing. Read more on Upworthy Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Here’s how. ALSO ON HUFFPOST: Politicians' Science Gaffes Politicians' Science Gaffes Politicians' Science Gaffes 1 of 10 "I have flown twice over Mount St. Helens out on our West Coast. I'm not a scientist and I don't know the figures, but I have a suspicion that that one little mountain has probably released more sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere of the world than has been released in the last ten years of automobile driving or things of that kind that people are so concerned about." - President Ronald Reagan, 1980 Not quite. Cars emit about 81,000 tons of sulfur dioxide per day, while Mount St. Helens emitted only about 2,000 tons. Share this slide: Public Domain MORE: Al Franken Subscribe to the Politics email. How will Trump’s administration impact you?