It means that you never answered the question, but presumed that everyone understood what you were talking about.
This makes no sense in light ( ) of the issue. The idea that this has anything to do with darkness versus light is linguistic legerdemain on your part to say the very least. The subject was whether time came before light; darkness doesn't enter into it. But if you want to go there...
If we read this in order – and “order” implies time:
1. Time (verse 1)
2. Heavens and Earth (verse 1)
3. Darkness and Deep (verse 2)
4. Water (verse 2)
5. Light (verse 3)
According to this order, light was fifth, not first. Actually seventh, since heavens and earth tied for second, and darkness and deep tied for third. (This also assumes that “deep” and “water” are not the same thing, given that a different word was used.) The difference is that, with light, it was G-d's first recorded utterance, which isn't the same as saying it was the first thing created.
I said that heaven and earth is created first and that a true beginning cannot exist without God. I spoke of first light, which came from God's word, preceeding light from sun, moon and stars. If you say that time begins with your intellectual awareness and you say that existed before God spoke. Then take a look at another beginning that was offered by the serpent. The serpent offered the woman a beginning in the form of so called intellectual brilliance, light, in the absence of God and in opposition to God's words. The serpent claimed to be the light in opposition to God and made claim of another beginning for the woman. An eclipse.
If you say that the beginning of time is by your intellectual awareness, preceeding God's word. Then you claim a beginning without God. Does your intellect, apart from God shed light in the beginning. Do you claim to be light and brilliance that is greater than God. That is why I gave you a test, to lock yourself in a pitch black room and track time with your mathematical genuis. Can you light up that room with your intellect. That is what the serpent promised.
God created the darkness as well. God did not make mention of creating the backdrop of darkness in the beginning. God tells us that later on in scripture. The focus is God going forth and shining first light on creation, which is what the serpent mocked, offering first light in the form of independant of God personal intellect to the woman. That is why I said; a true beginning cannot exist without God. The serpent said it could, the serpent said that she would surely not die. A coffin is a pitch black room.
If you say time existed in darkness, before God revealed first light. Can you predict the time of the true first light shining, by your counting time with your mathematical genuis. No one knows the day or the hour, but God Himself. God owns the day. You say time existed in darkness before God spoke and light shined. If that is your pre-eminence, you are free to choose that. If you choose darkness as pre-eminence, darkness disappears in the face of true light. You say it was all invented, manufactured, it is way more personal than that. The serpent manufactured a lie.
Do you think that you are the top of the food chain. God told Adam to go grow his own food after the sin. Go talk to Joseph and his brothers about the top of the food chain. Talk to David as God made him ready to face Goliath. David said that God delivered him as he faced bears and lions while guarding the sheep.