First of all, evolution is neither linear nor cyclical: it goes in myriad "directions" based on natural selection/adaption in the material world. Nature creates, adapts impartially, and, through entropy, which is the overriding force, dis-integrates(de-creates). You could say that a simlilar set or collection of molecules and elements in our particular natural world "recycles" to form new "creations", but those are just the building blocks and said "creations" are not cyclical or linear: they merely adapt to the particular contextual environment at any given time in order to survive and reproduce, neither of which is guaranteed long term.
Recorded human history, for one, is never all inclusive and actual human history also proceeds in myriad non linear, non cyclical "directions" also based on adaptation to the resources of the material world. This adaptation to the material world and mode of life sustaining production based on material resources combines with arbitrarily decided resultant human relationships and therefore forms the basis of human "historical movement" over any particular phase of time. To the extent that this historical, material movement, or "economic system" is able to reproduce and sustain itself gives the illusion of linear OR cyclical motion, but is, in fact, arbitrary and in no way necessarily permanent.