I've personally invested, and am still investing, a lot of time into watching his taped lectures from these periods, and they are absolutely top-tier. There's a tremendous amount to be learned, not just from the content/ideas he's pushing, but about how he presents them, how he leads an audience through a story, how he speaks and pauses and emphasizes for effect.
His critics are scared of opening themselves up to this possibility: he's a basiliskPeople forget—it is uncontroversial, i.e it has been widely testified to by tenured UToronto psychology professors—that Peterson was the most beloved professor they'd ever seen. That huge swathes of his classes—which were evenly split between men and women, lecturing on topics that had nothing to do with the current "address to men" incel shtick he's on—would break out in tears during his lectures, and write that JBP had changed the entire direction of their lives. I've heard interviews with members of that department who said it was "common knowledge" that Peterson was operating on a "different level" as an instructor—that his end-of-term evaluations were so consistently, overwhelmingly, unanimously glowing that it became a regular topic of gossip and fascination among other departmental instructors.
So, whatever embarrassments he's committed and been a part of in his 70s—and come on now, basically everyone is geriatric and confused by that age—he's an incredibly formidable thinker who cannot be easily dismissed.
Right, like you're gonna develop a mythology worth owt on your todI read some of the first Peterson book.
"The myth, like the dream, may be regarded as the birthplace of conscious abstract knowledge, as the matrix from which formed ideas spring."
The curse of following the scholar is that you don't develop your own mythology. I'd rather catch a skate on the sea than a lobster in a cage