The great thing about Brit Marling is that she’s one of the smartest, most curious people I know of, so I am more open to arguments from her that I don’t necessarily agree with prima facie. I trust her, though, to have thought deeply about something and, frankly, she’s just more intelligent than most other people. It means I have to do a lot less vetting and accounting for knowledge that should be there that isn’t that would negate the locus of the argument.
I wish I knew of more people like Brit Marling because with them I can just enjoy their minds and their thought processes rather than attempting to account for the fact that they know almost nothing. It’s freeing to be able to just depend on someone to not be a doofus.