“Recurring revlelations�? is not a phrase. It’s an oxymoron. A stereotypical one, but still an oxymoron.
I am most probably not the only one who hits upon a bright idea, maybe something like a clever cure for lung cancer, goes about it for a couple of days, perhaps weeks, even months, then forgets about it.
He hits upon the idea again years later, conveniently thinking he’s thought of a way of making some gene think it’s a cure for lung cancer and then proceeds to forget about it again.
Only to hit upon another bright idea ten years later about how to extract mitochondiral DNA and stuff it into nuclear DNA, realizing that a gene that happens to deter lung cancer sits in the mitochondria which happens to burn out faster than it’s cousin cell-matter. Then forgets about it because of one reason or another, again.
And all along he’s thinking, de ja vu.
Maybe all along, he’s never gotten over the fact that , he has lung cancer, or his dad had long cancer, or his grandmom had long cancer, or maybe
Who knows who had lung cancer. Someone obviously did though. And probably a million other people like him had someone who had lung cancer, and some of those people thought the exact same thing that he did and actually followed up on it and did create a cure for long cancer.
Or did come up with a way to extract the mitochondrial DNA safely. They just happened to work at it, or came up with the idea a little before he did.
He just didn’t realize he was following the trend.
BTW, I know of no one close enough to me who has lung cancer. That’s just an an example. You get the idea.