Understanding explicit vs inexplicit account initialization

I was reading the docs on Accounts and I got confused by this statement:

Different from other blockchains where accounts and addresses are implicit, accounts on Aptos are explicit and need to be created before they can hold resources and modules. The account can be created explicitly or implicitly by transferring Aptos tokens (APT) there.

These sentences seem contradictory.

If it possible to implicitly create accounts by transferring APT tokens, how is it that accounts are explicit? They are not. I can create a random account by airdropping some tokens to it, can’t I?