Further to my previous answer, and in terms of a scientific response, I would add that Walter van der Kamp used such assumed association of stars with the Sun to deduce a 58-light-day radius (it may have been 60, I do not recall exactly) for the universe. This is based upon the phenomenon of yearly aberration.
He may well be right. As with the aether, I have not decided on which side of this fence to position myself yet.
I don't know why. It's just a feeling. That's why I placed 'better' in quotation marks. Not a very scientific answer is it?!