I have been riding for over 50 years and I have never heard of that theory of sprocket choice. I think it is voodoo science. Think about how many times that front sprocket turns compared to turns on the rear. The fact that that same link shows up on the same tooth every once in awhile would have an insignificant effect.
Now we talking.
Probably you have haven't taken mechanical engineering classes like I did, or it was too long ago to remember. The principle is widespreadly used in mechanical engineering. There is a point why most motorcycles are installed with odd number of sprockets from the factory. I have quite a few printed engineering schoolbooks some of them written 40 years ago where this principle is clearly expressed when talking about chain drive systems.
Installing a 16 tooth front sprocket on a 112 link chain means the same link will contact the same tooth every single time!
Here is an easy explanation from gearing commander: GC: 'Same tooth - same link' situation
A direct reference from "Design of Machine Elements, 14.7 Design of Chain drive"
And an another one from the book "Principles of Machine Operation and Maintenance"
Or an another citation from "Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems"
, As I wrote earlier nothing to worry about on the short term - just pay attention, look for uneven wear of the chain or front sprocket every now and then, and change the whole drive all together when time comes.
, The fact that you have not heard about something does not mean that it does not exists. I'm pretty sure 50 or even 30 years ago you'd say that a network what contains pretty much all knowledge and information is bogus or woodoo science - even though Arpanet the very father of the Internet you use today was already invented, implemented and very well documented already in the sixties. Open your mind, and use the available resources before you judge others.
Peace and keep the shiny side up guys.