Absolute language when it comes to claims of an ancient ocean on Mars are made outside the spirit of science. Mars is a fascinating planet that hosts reservoirs of frozen, and possibly subsurface liquid water at times, and has the ingredients to have hosted, and continue to host single-celled sub-surface lifeforms. This blog aims to provide a more honest account of what we know so far of Mars’ water (past and present), and hopes to expose the dishonesty of absolute language when it comes to making extraordinary claims about Mars’ deep past. The public deserves to know what the science is showing us, not what some scientists want to show us through the rose-colored lens of partial-truths. Especially given the fact, that much of the science being done on Mars is funded by the public.