I have recently been reading about the center of gravity and center of lift. On the German Wikipedia there are many different graphics about the relation between the center of gravity and the center of lift. The one that struck me the most is the one where the description is the one where the center of gravity is the same as the center of lift:
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The article in Wikipedia mentions that having a center of gravity (theoretically) coincide with the center of lift constitutes for a very unstable aircraft. It says that even the slightest turbulence will cause very bad nose attitude changes as the airplane becomes very unstable along the lateral axis.
I am having a really hard time understanding how this is any different from any other CG/CL configuration. Why is the airplane more laterally stable if the center of gravity is in front of the center of lift and the elevator is compensating the ensuing torque around the center between center of lift and gravity?