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Why can't I walk through walls?

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If the atoms in your body are mostly empty space, and the atoms in a wall are mostly empty space, why aren't you able to walk through a wall?
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The general properties of matter result from its relationship with mass and space. Because of its mass, all matter has inertia (the mass being the measure of its inertia) and weight, if it is in a gravitational. Because it occupies space, all matter has volume and impenetrability, since two objects cannot occupy the same space simultaneously.

The special properties of matter, on the other hand, depend on internal structure and thus differ from one form of matter, i.e., one substance, to another. Such properties include ductility, elasticity, hardness, malleability, porosity (ability to permit another substance to flow through it), and tenacity (resistance to being pulled apart).

You and the wall are not Porosity matter.

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That is called a Magic "TRICK" the operative word being trick. Your mind is tricked into believing you saw him walk through the wall by angles. I "Levitate" for my kids all the time, they still can't figure out how I do it, however if one of them were to walk around me while I do it, they would see that the toes of the foot oppiste there view are still on the ground, it is a trick of angles.

http://www.levitation.org/balducci-levitation.htm

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Exactly, it's an illusion. When they do magic, they aren't really defying the laws of science. They are creating a visual illusion to defy what you know to be true - that's what makes it so interesting and that's why he makes the big bucks! People pay lots of money to see things we know to be impossible and it's great! I love magic!

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But I've seen people like Criss Angel walk with walls and glass.

Isn't that the same properties that they are disobeying?

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Mass, you have it, the wall has it. Two objects may not occupie the same space at the same time.

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Although I'd like to see a video of you trying uploaded to You Tube :)

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