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[Credit to Ron Ragusa and Raul Rodrigo for inspiring me to think through this dialogue]
Q: Is Ki just mystical crap? Is it a physical, tangible thing, or just some woo-woo energy of the cosmos?
A: There are very good reasons to accept Ki as a physcial concept and a real perceptible thing that can be understood in purely physical terms, and yes, to actually justify, in a sense, some of the statements that is like an "energy" that pervades the universe.
Q: Accepting an assertion that Ki is a part of the energy spectrum pervading all the universe -- raises a few questions.
A: I'm going to take up the issue because the premise of the likely questions (and the implied belief of others on the woo-woo front) both illustrate the misperceptions of the concept of Ki, understood physically.
Q: Where in the spectrum does the energy of Ki lie?
A: Ki is the oscillation forming every wavelength of the spectrum.
Q: What is the wave length of Ki?
A: Any of them, because Ki is the wave oscillation, itself.
Q: What is the exchange particle responsible for the transmission of Ki energy?
A: Every wave/particle possesses Ki which is its oscillation. Even the background vacuum oscillates from zero to +1/-1, constantly.
Q: What theory of physics predicts the existence of Ki energy or the Ki particle?
A: All three -- classical, relativistic and quantum mechanics, are predictive of angular momentum (which defines oscillation) as a more fundamental quantity relating what we commonly distinguish as mass and energy.