I cannot decide whether this paper is a send-up and hoax or genuine. It is utter nonsense but that would not be new for a science studies paper.
I thought people would have learnt from the Michael Sokal affair of the 90s, which still gets me laughing.
For myself I have worked on Precambrian glaciation in South Africa and did a historical study of William Buckland’s and Charles Darwin’s work on the Ice Age in wales which they carried out in 1841 and 1842. My research grant for that came to £o.oop
To add more serious geological comment here is an 1831 sketch of Henry de la Beche pouring warm water on Lyell’s ideas that glacial u-shaped valleys could be formed by a slow and stedy trickle of water. Also a reconstruction done a few years but without the warm water. I do think the glacial interpretation is better!
And my favourite new glacier on Mt St Helens