Everyone makes mistakes. Look at Newton, even though he knew perfectly well that action at a distance was philosophically speaking, nonsense, he still went with it because he could see no way past this impasse. It was only after Einstein we see where the mistake is.
Neverthless, we don't belittle Newton for not inventing general relativity, and celebrate what he did get right: his three laws of motion, his gravitational theory and the calculus.
Likewise, rather than belittling Aristotle for what he got wrong, we should celebrate what he got right. Carlo Rovelli, in his book, Quantum Gravity, stated that it was Descartes that should be honoured for forcefully enunciating the principle of locality in physics.
He's right on that this notion is central to physics, but wrong about who should get credit for this notion. Aristotle, long before Descartes, stated that change only occurs on the application of a force, and only then if the substance on which the force is applied has the potential to change and actually does change. His careful language around this principle has all the hallmarks of careful scientific thinking.
This, by the way, is more or less the essence of Newtons first law of motion: that an object will carry on in straight line motion unless a force is applied.