Most ideas are wrong and are poorly argued. Most thinkers make foundational errors in their own subject matter. Nobody deserves intellectual deference, and nobody is beyond criticism.
I don’t care how many accolades somebody has received. I don’t care how well-respected they are amongst their colleagues. Chances are, they are fundamentally mistaken about their own subject matter.
Georg Cantor was wrong, and he was literally crazy. He died in an asylum. His supposed proof of the “multiple sizes of infinity” is laughable garbage that I consider to be the greatest intellectual catastrophe of all time.