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RAE: Dios existe pero los seres extraterrestres no. ¿? [closed]

¿Alguien tiene una explicación lógica, no subjetiva, a que según la RAE no quepa duda de que Dios exista y sea un ser supremo, mientras que los objetos o seres extraterrestres (podemos estar hablando ...
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How did the words “mataburros” and “tumbaburros” come to mean “dictionary”?

The recent question about irregular plurals led me to a couple of odd and interesting words that apparently mean "dictionary" in at least one sense each: mataburros tumbaburros The connection ...
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Words that mean different things in the preterite

There are some verbs that seem to have quite distinct meanings in the preterite tense. I don't know whether they also seem to change meanings to native speakers or if it just seems completely natural ...