In Cecil’s answer to how stunt planes fly upside-down, he mentions potential lift from two sources: angle of attack (explains upside-down flying) and the Bernoulli effect (conventional airfoil lift).
I was surprised to learn–and perhaps you will be too–that conventional airfoil lift was a point of controversy. While Cecil’s use of the term “Bernoulli effect” does not imply endorsement of incorrect assertions used to justify this effect in analyzing lift, I think use of the term can be misleading to minds of much lower calibre than the Master’s (which would include probably 99.99999% of the population, i.e. everyone not named Cecil Adams).
Aerodynamic lift is a force caused by the turning of an airflow; if air is deflected in one direction, by Newton’s third law the deflector is pushed by an equal and opposite force. This quite easily explains the angle-of-attack contribution to lift (air molecules bounce downward off the wing, pushing the wing upward), but what many fail to realize is Newton’s third law also applies to the air passing over the top of the airfoil. As the airflow bends around the top of the airfoil, the downward force that causes this bending must be balanced by an equal and opposite upward force on the wing. The Bernoulli effect explains why this airflow bending takes place, based on the relationship between velocity and pressure.
I belabor this point not to lecture on aerodynamics (there are many here more qualified to do so), but to illustrate the dangers of oversimplification. Both the Bernoulli effect and an understanding of Newton’s laws are necessary to explain lift (which is itself better explained by understanding the Navier-Stokes equations, but we can’t all be versed in vector calculus, can we?). Ignoring one leads to assumptions (e.g. air goes faster over the top of the wing so that it can catch up to the air below the wing) that are flat-out wrong. The controversy is akin to arguing which law of physics we intend to obey today, when in fact all reality is absolutely and permanently subject to them.