It may be time to start that old discussion (sic) again. When I was twelve years old, my friends' father, Captain Hank Evans (Pan American), tried to teach me the fundamentals of something he called "lift". I've always been the rebellious sort, so I listened attentively before I asked him some hard questions. Is it the job of the Wing to split the airstream into Above the Wing and Below the Wing components? When equal "amounts" of air divide, will the Wing Lift, anyway? Why on your Boeing is the Front (Leading) edge so fat and so thin at the Back(Trailing Edge)? Wasn't Bernoulli's field Hydraulics? Didn't he describe flow of a liquid in a pipe? What has that got to do with a Wing supporting an aircraft on a dynamically viscous "cushion" of air? I'm now a LOT older, but still sceptical as to why anyone would want to invoke the name of a Swiss Plumber in a discussion of the basics of Lift. This is my personal explanation of a Lifting Wing. Work, (Thrust) propels an airplane to a speed where the air beneath its wing has fewer and fewer options as to where it can flow, and cannot quickly enough "escape" the under portion of the moving wing. In a temporarily viscous state, it will support the aircraft until the wing moves further along and insults newer regions of Air. Now comes the Bernoulli guy, insulted at my audacity. "Wait, you forget the "vacuum" on top of the Wing!" He will argue at great length that it actually is NOT the "temporarily viscous" air under the Wing that is supporting the aircraft, but the "temporarily" thin Air atop our aluminum plank that is Lifting it. Gotcha! And that thin, weak Air is "lifting up" the Wing to "create Lift"? What is it holding on to? Do the Air Molecules have sticky mittens? There is a far longer way to frame the discussion, but in the interests of all, why don't we leave mathematics out? That debate is a draw, and causes average people to get "Glazeneye" . Bernoulli: Swiss Hydraulics guy Newton: Push back Third Law guy. If this Bait doesn't cause at least a mild uproar, this website is on life support.