This sounds a lot like Star Wars!
Does everyone agree on what Ki is? I wouldn't think so. Translating the idea of Ki to a westerner seems difficult. I don't think anyone here has a monopoly on the word so it will mean different things to different people.
Maybe everyone can state what they think Ki is.
I don't think there is any Ki inherent in a rock but when i throw it I transfer my Ki (energy) to it and that's what makes it fly so far.
Ki = Biomechanics
It is like Star Wars - qi/ki is where Lucas got the idea for the Force
The rest of your post will start the ki wars up all over again - best not to go there
Let's just say it is OK to agree to disagree on ki until either party learns more or becomes enlightened in some other way on the subject.