I don’t know how I stumbled upon this documentary, but I’m sure glad I did. I know there will be some common critiques with this mans theory. The most primary of which will of course be.
“But the planets have always been where they are and have never changed.”
What you are doing here is falling into the “steady state” logical fallacy. Just be honest, you have no idea how the solar system was arranged 5,000 years ago. I remember back in the nineties (holy shit I’m so old) scientists saying quite assuredly that gas giants would only form a certain distance from their parent star. Well, then the Hubble started observing instance after instance of gas giants orbiting extremely close to stars.
So much for that theory.
Its my personal theory that an extra solar capture (Jupiter?) crashed the party and threw the planets out of whack an into their current orbits.
Also, the ancient writers didn’t necessarily always speak metaphorically. When they say quite plainly “There is a second exemplarily sun” I don’t really see how that leaves room for a lot of extrapolation, spiritual or otherwise.
Finally, this man, David Talbott, mentions in passing that this is his lifes work. He’s literally spent his life researching astronomy and anthropology and ancient mythology to come up with this. I, for one, try to take someone seriously on a subject when they say that they have dedicated their life to it.